Questlove Defends Drake

Questlove, Drake

Questlove Defends Drake

The Roots drummer sides with Drizzy in Rolling Stone magazine beef.

Published February 14, 2014

When it comes to the battle between Rolling Stone magazine and Drake, Questlove stands on the side of October's Very Own. 

Drizzy called out the music publication THursday (Feb. 13) for pulling his cover to tribute the life and sudden death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. His Twitter candor resulted in a mixture of backlash and support, but by midday the Canadian rhymer had already deleted most of the original tweets. Early the next morning, Drake posted an additional statement via his OVO website, apologizing. 

Meanwhile, Questlove doesn't think Drake was ever in the wrong. "Man, @Drake is a better man than i," the Legendary Roots Crew drummer tweeted Friday afternoon. "RS can't be playing w/ someone's emotions like that. anytime we given a scrap that is historical." 

He continued, "Then they revoke his (@Drake's) cover like 'aint no thing'. i personally live vicariously anytime someone on my side of the fence gets cover. no fair RS. do right by @Drake. why y'all acting like cover stories aren't the stuff thats made of dreams?"

Quest concluded that Hoffman "deserved" a tribute in RS, adding, "but to not postpone Drakes to a later issue is criminal. i doubt a non hip hop act would get passed over."

Rolling Stone claims to have warned the 27-year-old Grammy-winner about the switch. Drizzy insists that he wasn't, saying he felt "vilated" by the whole ordeal.

The publication hasn't made any announcement about featuring Drake on a future cover. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.  

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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