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Drake lashes out at Rolling Stone after they replace him with Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover

14 February 2014, 13:07

New York - Drake lashed out at Rolling Stone after the magazine replaced him on the cover with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and quoted the rapper criticising some of Kanye West's lyrics.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, the Grammy-winning vented his frustrations and said he was "done doing interviews with magazines".

"I just want to give my music to the people," he wrote. "That's the only way my message gets across accurately."

Other Thursday tweets from the 27-year-old were deleted, including one about his discomfort with Hoffman gracing the cover of Rolling Stone.

"They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. (...) I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil," he tweeted.

In the interview, Drake talks about growing up as a biracial child in Canada, meeting his mentor Lil Wayne and launching a successful career in pop and rap.

'I never commented on Yeezus'

Drake also discussed not attending last month's Grammy Awards, where he lost three rap trophies to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, including best rap album, which Drake won last year. Macklemore & Lewis also beat Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and Kanye West in the latter category.

Macklemore sent a text to Lamar — and posted the message online — after the awards show, telling Lamar he felt that he had robbed him by winning best rap album.

"I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text messages? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better - make better music,'" Drake said in the interview.

Drake also tweeted on Thursday that he never spoke of West's Yeezus album during the interview.

Rolling Stone quotes Drake calling some of West's lyrics "questionable", along with him saying he "loves" the outspoken rapper.

"I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone," he tweeted.

Rolling Stone said in a statement to The Associated Press that "we stand by our reporting".

A representative for Drake didn't immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

The new issue of Rolling Stone hits newsstands on Friday.

- AP


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