Drake Has Serious Beef with 'Rolling Stone'

Drake is angry that a) the magazine allegedly quotes him criticizing Kanye West’s Yeezus and b) Rolling Stone replaced him on the cover of its latest issue with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Drake is mad at everybody. Last night, Rolling Stone reported that Drake thought Macklemore should have apologized to everyone he beat for the Best Rap Album Grammy, not just Kendrick Lamar. “That shit is wack,” he said. Which, in fairness, he has a point. Let Drake be mad at Macklemore. But now the magazine itself is feeling Drake’s wrath.

The issue, apparently, is twofold. Drake is pissed that a) the magazine quoted him criticizing Kanye West’s Yeezus and b) Rolling Stone replaced him on the cover of its latest issue with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

First, that Yeezus beef. Drake says he never commented on Kanye’s divisive album, but this quote indeed appears in the magazine's profile:

There were some real questionable bars on there … Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Fabulous wouldn’t say some shit like that.

Oof. Using Fabulous to dis Kanye? That’s cold, Drake. Another quote though, apparently from the interview, has Drake praising ’Ye: “Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy.”

Drake says he didn’t talk about Yeezus during his interview with the magazine. So did Rolling Stone make the quotes up? They seem like something Drake would say. But whatever, so maybe Drake wasn’t a huge fan of Yeezus. It’s the second bit of Drake’s complaint that seems a tad unreasonable:

He’s upset because he was supposed to be on the cover, but RS switched him out for a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

In any other case, I’d agree with Drake. Dropping him at the last minute would be a crappy thing to do. But come on, Drizzy, the man just died. Sure, Nothing Was The Same was great and “Hold On We’re Going Home” is next-level, but Hoffman is one of the greatest actors of his generation, and again, the man died. I think we can give Rolling Stone a pass for putting him on the cover. You’ll have another chance to be coverboy. Hoffman probably won’t.

Image via Rolling Stone.

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