Drake Apologizes for Criticizing Rolling Stone Over Philip Seymour Hoffman Cover

Posted Friday February 14, 2014 10:00 AM GMT

He was supposed to be the cover guy for Rolling Stone’s latest issues so when Drake was replaced by the recently deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman he was understandably disappointed.

However, the Canadian rapper took aim at the magazine in a pair of posts on Twitter earlier this week, and now he’s calling his own foul.

Drake blogged, "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 magazine’s 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."

Previously, Drake tweeted, "They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip [sic] Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil."

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