Drake Responds to Rolling Stone Controversy: “I Was Forced Out of My Character”
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Drake Responds to Rolling Stone Controversy: “I Was Forced Out of My Character”

We’re not going to lie: for a few days, we were a bit afraid that our boy Drake was following in the footsteps of fellow Canadian Justin Bieber. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Drake called out fellow rapper Macklemore for texting Kendrick Lamar after his Grammys win. It sounded like a case of hurt feelings, but we were willing to forgive it. And then he got his RS cover taken from him, and that reaction was… worse.

Drake took to Twitter to express his disappointment over his mug being replaced with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s, after the actor died of a heroin overdose. “They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue,” Drake tweeted before deleting it and another, saying “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip [sic] Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.” Cue head-shaking. But now he’s issued an apology for his words, and it’s a pretty good one.

Drake took to the OVO Blog to write out an apology, calling the post “Tough Day At The Office.” He apologizes to the Hoffman family and Rolling Stone, explaining the reason he was so upset. It’s not because RS took him off the cover, but instead that they didn’t just omit his interview from the magazine entirely and push it back to the next issue.

“They ran the issue without giving me a choice to be in it or not. I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn't given that option and that made me feel violated,” Drake writes. “I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment.”

He seems to have consumed quite the cup of humble tea, since he also basically apologizes for acting like a jerk overall. “Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it's your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment,” he wrote about a day he said was one to “learn and grow.”

What do you think of Drake’s apology? Was it heartfelt enough for you, or do you think he still tried to save face in his post? Share your thoughts below!

Source: OVO Blog

Julia Wayne is an Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

02.14.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Julia Wayne
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