Drake Issues Apology To ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine: ‘It Was Out Of Character’

Published: Friday 14th Feb 2014 by David

While his contemporaries continue to sport a hyper-masculine front alienating them from audiences outside of their immediate fan base, it’s Drake‘s human nature that’s seen him win support from folks from all walks of life.

A unique selling point that’s brought him both praise and criticism alike, today saw his honest nature rear its refreshing head when he penned an open letter to ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, hours after slamming for them reasons explained here.

Why he lashed out in the way that he did?

A piece of Aubrey’s mind below…

“With today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone I figured it’s fitting to return to it’s place of its origin in order to clear the air about an extremely emotional day. I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the most incredible actors of our time and a man that deserves to be immortalized by this publication. My frustration stemmed from the way it was executed.

The circumstances at hand are completely justifiable (on the magazines behalf), but I was not able to salvage my story or my photos and that was devastating. They ran the issue without giving me a choice to be in it or not. I would have waited until it was my time because I understand the magnitude of the cover they chose but I just wasn’t given that option and that made me feel violated. I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend the Hoffman family or see myself as bigger than that moment. I am still the same person.

Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones. Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment.

I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.


The Boy.”

Published on his official ‘October’s Very Own’ website, the heartfelt apology comes as the star prepares for the European leg of his ‘Would You Like a Tour’ show, which kicks off at Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany on February 19th.


Was he right to apologise?

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  1. BeyIsKing (Mrs. Carter Show 2014 – 5 Days Left) February 14, 2014


  2. stingqueen February 14, 2014

    “Sincerely, The Boy” he is so cheesy 🙁

  3. Realest February 14, 2014

    You go girl!!!

  4. ashley February 14, 2014

    This is how u sincerely apologise!!! Nicki minaj,take notes!!!

  5. Arie February 14, 2014

    Does this mean he’ll do more Mag interviews or nah? Did RS lie about the Kanye’s quote or nah? Was this little tantrum over a cover or nah? I guess management stepped in.

  6. I.D. February 14, 2014

    Yes he was right to apologise. He was acting like a spoilt little MITCH.

  7. DIGGER BEY February 14, 2014

    Apologies: First Nicki and now Drake. That’s big of him. It shows his character. Most rappers wouldve kept it moving. Luv me some KING DRIZZZZY DRAKE!

  8. Belladonna February 14, 2014

    I think @Drake needs mood elevators to help keep him leveled. Cause where Chris Brown goes from Happy to Angry, Drake goes from Happy to Sad witch makes him get his feeling hurt quicker then normal people & why he has opinions on like every f*cking thing people ask him. lol All of that can hurt his relationships with people. But Most black people don’t believe in getting help & taking medication.

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