Sam Elliott once eloquently said that sometimes you eat the bear, and well, sometimes the bear eats you. The latter happened to Drake yesterday, and now he’s apologizing for the comments that brought the bear on.
In a series of tweets, Drake ranted about magazines in general and Rolling Stone’s decision to put Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover instead of him. It was a little ridiculous, but no big deal. Still, some called him out for being so upset. Now, in a post on his website, Drake has issued an apology. Drake wrote that his frustration was due to “the way it [the decision on the cover] was executed.”
“They ran the issue without giving me a choice to be in it or not,” explained the 27-year-old rapper. “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.”
Drake also signed his statement “The Boy,” which is a very Drake thing to do. You can see Drake’s full note below.