Drake ruffled some feathers this week we the rapper said he was "disgusted" at Rolling Stone for giving his cover story to the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Although he subsequently apologized this morning (February 14) and clarified that he didn't intend to insult Hoffman's legacy, Roots drummer Questlove has now spoke out in support of Drizzy.
While Questlove agreed that Hoffman deserved the tribute, he supported Drake's argument that the rapper's cover story should have been postponed to a later issue. He wrote, "I doubt a non hip-hop act would get passed over."
He said that appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone is "the stuff that's made of dreams," and that he lives vicariously through any hip-hop acts who receive the honour. According to Questlove, "Anytime we given a scrap that is historical."
Read the string of tweets below.
As part of Drake's apology statement this morning, the rapper wrote, "The circumstances at hand are completely justifiable (on the magazine's 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."
man, @Drake is a better man than i. RS can't be playing w/ someone's emotions like that. anytime we given a scrap that is historical.— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 14, 2014
then they revoke his (@Drake's) cover like "aint no thing". i personally live vicariously anytime someone on my side of the fence gets cover— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 14, 2014
no fair RS. do right by @Drake. why y'all acting like cover stories aren't the stuff thats made of dreams?— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 14, 2014
well, @ERZEN PSH deserves tribute. but to not postpone Drakes to a later issue is criminal. i doubt a non hip hop act would get passed over— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 14, 2014