Earlier today (February 13), Drake levied criticism toward Rolling Stone, complaining via Twitter that the magazine had taken his cover story away from him, instead placing recently-deceased actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman on the cover.
Now, Rolling Stone has responded, stating that magazine covers being switched is a routine matter when musician and actors die, reports TMZ. A rep for the magazine cited Lou Reed and Whitney Houston as examples.
TMZ also reports that Drake’s camp was notified last Friday that he would not be on the cover when the magazine would be released.
Since the release of the article, which quotes Drake as having both disparaged and applauded Jay Z and Kanye West, Drake has denied stating anything about Kanye West’s Yeezus album, and tweeted that “the press is evil.”
“I’m done doing interviews for magazines,” Drake tweeted. “I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.”