I published a post yesterday about my booski, Drake (I’m still trying to remain impartial even though he’s my dream guy). Just like I knew he would, he addressed his angry reaction toward Rolling Stone by issuing an apology to anyone that took his comments personally. More celebrities should humble themselves enough and admit their wrongs, especially when the circumstances are of such a sensitive nature. I don’t like negative press per say; I write about MY perspective and just like I can highlight the not-so-pretty, I strongly believe in highlighting the positive side of the coin as well. Here is what Drake had to say:
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.
I understand his point of view. I honestly do not blame him. He works hard and they could have at least let him know.
Totally agree! He handled it well…although I was taken back by his initial Tweets and such, he recovered beautifully! Celebs take a beating that we don’t always see.