Drake's Apology For Philip Seymour Hoffman Tweet is Kind of Nice, So We Kind of Forgive Him

Drake had some major apologizing to do yesterday. On Thursday, Drake went on a Twitter rant bashing Rolling Stone for being quoted incorrectly and for yanking him off the cover at the last minute and being replaced with Philip Seymour Hoffman. As soon as I saw his tweets hit the interwebs, I was like, "Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. This is not going to go over so well." And it didn't. Drake deleted his tweets almost immediately that said, "I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue" and "I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil." Eesh. On Friday, Drake penned an apology for his insensitive Philip Seymour Hoffman comment on his blog — and it's not my favorite kind of apology.

Drake does eat humble pie in his apology, and says, "I guess this is a day to learn and grow" and "Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones... 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."

However, he also starts off the apology by saying, "With today being the 5th anniversary of So Far Gone..." NO, Drake. NO self-promoton during an apology. Just NOT okay.

Also, what really burns my toast is that he also says, "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 once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way."

UGH. That's the most cop-out, least convincing apology in the book. That's like when you offend someone and you think you're apologizing when you say, "I'm sorry if I offended you," rather than saying, "I'm sorry I offended you." See the difference? By craftily saying "I apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way," he's actually saying, "I'm sorry that you read these tweets as me being obnoxious and tasteless, which they actually were, but I'm saying that I think they were taken out of context instead, so if you're offended, I'm sorry that you have to live with it."

A simple "I apologize" would have sufficed.

Read the apology below, titled "Tough Day at the Office," and judge for yourself:

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. Sincerely, The Boy

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