Looks like the whining that Drake had done yesterday about losing the cover of Rolling Stone caught up to him because late last night he published a blog post in a way apologizing for acting like a brat.
During the day though, the “Started From the Bottom” rapper deleted one of his tweets where he lashed out at the magazine for waiting last-minute to reveal that he was no longer going to be the cover story; it had been replaced by a memorium for Philip Seymour Hoffman.
In a statement titled, “Tough Day at the Office,” Drake apologizes twice, first “to anybody who took my initial comments out of context” and then “to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way.” He ends the entire post by apologizing to Rolling Stone for taking a chance “on a kid from Toronto.”
How about that for trying to extinguish those burnt bridges?
“Tough Day at the Office
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.
It was probably one of the most anticipated performances of the Grammys,Trent Reznor, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham and Dave Grohl, but apparently that didn’t cross the mind of the people behind the yearly award show.
Instead of replacing one of the other lackluster performances during the three-hour show, the runner decided to end the show with a high by putting the show at the end.
Understandable, keep the best of last and end on a high note, but how they did it is what drove Reznor nuts to the point that he took to Twitter to air his grievance about the decision to cut the performance short and put in all the advertisements for the event in its place.
Reznor tweeted the following about the decision: “Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys.”
It took three days, by Reznor received an apology from Grammy executive producer, Ken Ehrlich. “I’m sorry he was upset,” Ehrlich told the Hollywood Reporter. “I was really thrilled that we were finally getting him on the Grammys.”
He continued, “The final jam started with Arcade Fire a few years ago, and LL Cool J last year. I want to end on a high, an up note. I did tell them we’d take it as long as we could. The number was about five, six minutes long, and we got to within a minute twenty of the end. We got as close as we could possibly get.”
Earlier we wrote about how Rick Ross had been tossed to the side by Reebok as their spokesperson when they found the lyric about rape to be disrespectful and condoning rape.
Trying to clean up the mess that he stepped into, Ross has issued a statement, once again apologizing for his use of rape his line in, “U.O.E.N.O.” and owning up to the “mistake” that has become a major backlash against him.
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
— William Roberts (a.k.a “Rick Ross”)
While this isn’t the first time that he has apologized for “unintentionally” condoning rape, it’s a lot better than his slight apologies like the one he did two weeks ago and New Orleans radio station, Q93.3 or on his Twitter where he just said that he doesn’t condone rape.