Superstar rapper Drake is extremely disgusted with the ever-popular Rolling Stone magazine, and has decided that he is “done” doing magazine interviews. The Grammy award winning artist lashes out at Rolling Stone by accusing them of snatching his cover “at the last minute” and replacing it with a cover story on the late actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died recently of an apparent drug overdose.
Not only is Drake upset about his lost cover, he is also accusing the magazine of deliberately misquoting him in an interview. Rolling Stone released a snippet of the printed interview that featured Drake criticizing Kanye West’s latest album, Yeezus. ‘There were some real questionable bars on there, ‘he says. ‘Like that ‘Swaghili line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.’”
After discovering the quote that was heard loud and clear around the music industry, Drake took to his Twitter page to give Rolling Stone magazine a piece of his mind. He went on to state that he never made negative comments about West’s album while he was doing the interview. In reference to Rolling Stone banishing his planned cover, Drake tweeted: “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.”
Drake delivered a host of tweets to the public, showcasing his outrage for the way the magazine handled his latest interview and cover situation. But, after the industry reporters, along with a number of entertainment blogs began referring to him as a “spoiled brat” and stating that his ego was out of control, Drake deleted the majority of his twitter rant, leaving just one tweet dangling in the cyber universe. Drake’s remaining tweet states: “I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”
In recent years, the child-actor-turned-hip-hop-phenomenon has participated in interviews for the magazine, but Drake has not had the privilege of gracing its cover. Therefore, he probably considered this newly presented opportunity to be a great one that would further solidify his successful career. In all honest opinion, he probably should not have let his fingers do the talking and given himself sometime to contain his anger. But, Rolling Stone is definitely not the victim. First of all, Drake welcomed them into his home. And if anything was stated off-the-record, it should have stayed off-the-record. Rolling Stone is considered a pioneer of the magazine world and they need to remember that professionalism and honesty are very critical traits that they should strive to build on.