Drake Apologizes for Hoffman Tweets

He clarifies his anger with 'Rolling Stone'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 13, 2014 10:52 AM CST | Updated Feb 14, 2014 12:30 PM CST

(Newser) – Drake has apologized for yesterday's ill-advised tweets about Rolling Stone and Philip Seymour Hoffman, kinda. On his Twitter page, the rapper had lashed out because the magazine replaced his cover image ... with one of Hoffman, after the actor's unexpected death. Drake first slammed the magazine for allegedly misquoting him, Radar reports, then continued: "They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil. I'm done doing interviews for magazines." But today he explained on his blog.

"I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman," he wrote (misspellings his). "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." He went on to apologize "to anybody who took my initial comments out of context" and "everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way."

Rapper Drake performs in concert on the last date of his Would You Like A Tour? 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Philadelphia.
Rapper Drake performs in concert on the last date of his "Would You Like A Tour? 2013" at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Philadelphia.   (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
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