Drake must have done some soul searching since blasting Rolling Stone for putting the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on their latest cover that was originally supposed to belong to the singer.
On Wednesday Drizzy tweeted out that the iconic magazine ” took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue” and “I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Philip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.” He quickly removed the posts but not after his remarks gained widespread attention.
Now the 27-year-old is explaining his initial fury over the cover change decision via his blog, titled “Tough Day At The Office.”
On Friday he wrote “with today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone I figured it’s fitting to return to it’s place of its origin in order to clear the air about an extremely emotional day. I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed. The circumstances at hand are completely justifiable (on the magazines behalf), but I was not able to salvage my story or my photos and that was devastating.
“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.
“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. I am still the same person. 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. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow. “
Well handled this time around Drake!