Drake Blasts Rolling Stone Magazine


Drake Blasts Rolling Stone Magazine

The star flips out after publication prints an off-the-record Kanye West diss.

Published February 13, 2014

Rolling Stone magazine managed to upset Drake so badly that he's "done doing interviews" with the publication, or any other magazines — so he says. 

Drake's beef with RS stems from an excerpt in the interview in which he laid out a harsh, but candid, critique of Kanye West's Yeezus flows. "There were some real questionable bars on there," he told the mag. "Like that 'Swaghilli' line? Come on man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some s--- like that."

Yesterday, the mag posted Drake's thoughts on Macklemore's post-Grammy apology text, and ran his full interview this morning. Although he didn't exactly address the Macklemore slander, he claims the words on 'Ye were taken off the record. "I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone," he tweeted this morning. "They also took my cover from me at the last minute and ran the issue."

Drake continued with the rant by accusing RS of replacing the cover he was promised with a photo of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from a drug overdose two weeks ago. "I'm disgusted with that," Drake added. "RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due but the press is evil."

The music magazine maintains Drake was well aware of the last minute cover switch, yet in another tweet he announced a whole new plan for dealing with the media. "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."

The OVO rapper didn't outline the exact "message" he's been trying to get across through his music and later deleted most of the tweet, but in the RS story he was much more talkative. The 27-year-old comments on a bunch of topics, including his father, why he's still single (which is because he hasn't "met somebody that makes everybody else not matter") and the friendship torch he holds for Rihanna. "She's the ultimate fantasy," he said, explaining why the two are strictly platonic. "I mean, I think about it. Like, 'Man, that would be good' [if we were together]. We have fun together, she's cool and s---. But we're just friends. That's my dog for life."     

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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