News: UPDATE: Rolling Stone Responds To Drake's Name-Dropping Attack

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 2:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Music publication Rolling Stone has stepped forward to speak out following tense remarks fired at its brand courtesy of Young Money's Drake.

According to RS, it never intended to trick Drake about possibly landing on the cover of its new issue.

Drake has no business attacking Rolling Stone or Philip Seymour Hoffman because the magazine gave him advance notice it was dropping him from the cover in favor of PSH. Sources close to Drake tell TMZ the rapper feels like he was "tricked" because ... "He only did the interview if he was going to be on the cover." But we've learned Drake was interviewed on January 28, and the photo shoot was also completed before PSH died on Feb. 2. (TMZ)

The representative also said Rolling Stone contacted Drizzy about him losing the cover.

A rep for RS says this happens all the time when musicians and actors die -- most recently when Lou Reed and Whitney Houston passed away. Further, the RS rep says Drake's camp was told last Friday he wouldn't be on the cover when the mag was released Wednesday. The rep would not say if they offered Drake a future cover. (Rolling Stone)

Early Thursday (February 13), Drizzy Drake jumped onto Twitter to unleash some fury toward the publication.

"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 February 13.
"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. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately." (Drake's Twitter)

According to reports, Drizzy allegedly made comments about rap star Kanye West's summer 2013 album, Yeezus.

The interview in question, in the new issue, features Drake supposedly saying about Yeezus: ""There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that 'Swaghili' line? Come on, man. Fabolous wouldn't say some sh*t like that." (Complex)

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