Drake threw a fit because he got bumped off the cover of Rolling Stone, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died on February 2. Of losing the cover, Drake said,
I’m disgusted […] RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.
Yeah, someone in his camp realized that wasn’t really gonna fly, so now Drake is making up for that and his inflammatory tweet against the press with this tidy little statement. From his website:
Tough Day At The Office
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 Phillip 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.
It guess this apology is more humble than the first time around? It would have been an even better statement if he took out the bullshit about his comments being “out of context” and jumped right to the I’m sorry part at the end, but with more “I’m sorry”.
What do you think of Drake’s apology?