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‘A Day To Learn And Grow’: Read Drake’s full apology for Rolling Stone cover rant


Not too long after Drake claimed to be “outraged” over Rolling Stone choosing to honor the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on its cover, effectively bumping the Toronto rapper from the coveted slot, Drizzy took to his blog early this morning “to clear the air.”

Two of Drake’s Thursday tweets have since been deleted. He apologized for the diatribe in a post titled “Tough Day At The Office” on October’s Very Own, then tried to explain why he was frustrated with the process.

He concluded his explanation with “I guess this is a day to learn and grow.”


Here’s Drizzy’s statement in full:

Tough Day At The Office

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