Drake rants about Rolling Stone and Philip Seymour Hoffman cover
Drake was not happy about his recent interview with Rolling Stone and the magazine's decision to switch out a cover featuring him in favor of one honoring the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, which can be viewed above on the right.
The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, took to Twitter on Thursday, Feb. 13, to rant about a leaked quote from the article, which has since been posted in full online by the magazine (Warning: Article contains uncensored expletives).
The quote in question featured in the article from the rapper is his criticism of a line from Kanye West's "I'm in It" single off West's "Yeezus" album.
"There were some real questionable bars on there," Drake reportedly told the magazine. "Like that 'Swaghili' line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn't say some [expletive] like that."
After the leaked quote made the rounds on the Internet, Drake tweeted on Thursday, "I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately."
Two of Drake's tweets, which have since been deleted, also discuss the Kanye quote and magazine's cover switch. Several media outlets screen-grabbed the tweets in question shortly after they were posted on Drake's verified Twitter account.
"I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue," Drake tweeted Thursday, according to MTV. The site also confirmed with the magazine that the quotes featured in the article are accurate.
He added in another tweet, "I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil."
Hoffman was found dead at the age of 46 on Feb. 2 of an apparent heroin overdose in his apartment. The actor portrayed real-life rock journalist and Rolling Stone writer Lester Bangs in the 2000 film "Almost Famous."
Drake made no mention of other quotes in the article, which include him criticizing Macklemore. Macklemore posted a text message on Instagram he sent to rapper Kendrick Lamar after winning Best Rap Album at the Grammys earlier this month. Drake called the move "whack" in the Rolling Stone interview.
"I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text messages? 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," he said. "Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?"
"This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick," Drake continued. "Whether people wanna say it's racial, or whether it's just the fact that he tapped into something we can't tap into. That's just how the cards fall. Own your [expletive]."
He then added, "To just name Kendrick? That [expletive] made me feel funny. No, in that case, you robbed everybody. We all need text messages!"
Macklemore has not publicly responded to Drake's remarks.