Why Drake’s Rolling Stone Magazine Diss Was a Bad Idea

Billy Johnson, Jr.
Yahoo Music

Drake's complaints about losing his Rolling Stone cover to late beloved actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have prompted a backlash online.

The rapper posted a series of angry messages on his Twitter page Thursday, complaining about the interview and his placement in the music publication.

Drake argues that that excerpts about his criticisms of Kanye West's "Yeezus" album are out of context, and he was wronged by the magazine's decision to withdraw his cover feature.

"They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue," he wrote in a note on Twitter that he later deleted. "I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil. ???"


The issue generated a lot of reaction via Twitter. In general, Drake's response has been perceived as insensitive and in poor taste:

According to TMZ, a source close to Drake said the rapper feels duped because he did the interview under the condition that he would be featured on the cover.

However, Drake was reportedly interviewed by and photographed for Rolling Stone prior to Hoffman's February 2 death.

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