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February 13th, 2014
Drake has been furiously stirring up some controversy this week with a slew of angry responses regarding this week’s new issue of Rolling Stone which hits newstands today. The issue features a profile of the Toronto rapper but the cover, according to Drake, was switched to a tribute of late-actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the last minute — and he is not happy about it.
Taking to Twitter to express his frustrations, he accuses the publication of taking off-the-record comments about Kanye West’s album Yeezus and inserting it into the piece, says that he is “disgusted” with their choice to swap his cover out and vows to stop doing interviews for magazines. Two of the Tweets shown below have been deleted since.
We’re incredibly big fans of Drake here at Much, but even we have to admit that Drizzy might’ve crossed the line with this — R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman, you totally deserve that cover — but that’s not all.
Prior to this mini-rant, an excerpt from the Rolling Stone interview also revealed that Drake had some choice words for Grammy winner Macklemore and his decision to Instagram his text message to fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar post-show.
“That sh-t was wack as f-ck,” he told Rolling Stone. “I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better – make better music. It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if you won?”
He continued by demanding he and all the other nominees, including Jay Z and Kanye West, deserved apologies as well. “To name just Kendrick? That shit made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!”
Now we see the logic in these comments a little more, but also…coincidence that these comments are indirectly tied to his rival Kendrick?
All of these things culminate to the controversial portrait of a very similar artist, though, don’t you think? Kanye West. He’s also a man of bold statements, huge rants and he too has taken a leave of absence from the media before. Both are super successful artists and we absolutely adore their music, but when they’re not careful, controversy gets the best of them…
Uh oh, Drake — are you the next Kanye? We want you to weigh in! Let us know in comment section below if you think Drake is at risk of sliding into Kanye-level controversy.Tweet