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Rolling Stone

Quit Your Bitching, Drake ...

We Warned You About Cover Change

2/13/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Drake
has no business attacking Rolling Stone or Philip Seymour Hoffman because the magazine gave him advance notice it was dropping him from the cover in favor of PSH.

Sources close to Drake tell TMZ the rapper feels like he was "tricked" because ... "He only did the interview if he was going to be on the cover."

But we've learned Drake was interviewed on January 28, and the photo shoot was also completed before PSH died on Feb. 2.

A rep for RS says this happens all the time when musicians and actors die -- most recently when Lou Reed and Whitney Houston passed away.

Further, sources tell us Drake's camp was told last Friday he wouldn't be on the cover when the mag was released Wednesday. The RS rep would not say if they offered Drake a future cover.

For what it's worth ... Drake has deleted his tweets about the RS cover and Hoffman.

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46.

BlackStrokeLong    

Jews should never rap. Haaaaa.

160 days ago
47.

The Man They Call Louis    

Oh lord Drake..."Waa Waa Waa..."

160 days ago
48.

Brien    

Typical celebrity, they only want media attention when is serves them. I guarantee you the next time he has an album about to drop he'll be clamoring to do interviews for every media outlet that will have him.

160 days ago
49.

csmooth21    

I would reactvthe same way, if someone who basically killed themselves took my spot. Clearly he didn't appreciate what he had

160 days ago
50.

Pamela    

Drake who?

160 days ago
51.

Sassy    

Rich people are self absorbed what do you expect from Drake?

160 days ago
52.

Sassy    

Drake probably never heard of PSH until his staff researched him.

160 days ago
53.

TOM     

Nobody reads Rolling Stone anyways.

160 days ago
54.

wornoutmama    

I understand where Drake is coming from. I'm tired of media going on and on about these losers who OD. I barely know who Hoffman is outside of Twister. So if Rolling Stone pulled his cover they should've pulled his interview until the two can coincide.

160 days ago
55.

Sassy    

It's about marketing it's a current story line that everyone is carrying they have to address the death. Drake will still be there.

160 days ago
56.

Sassy    

Has anyone ever seen The Talented Mr. Ripley? Great movie.

160 days ago
57.

Jericho Morton    

Aubrey Drake Graham was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Sandi Graham (née Sher), an educator, and Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. Two of his uncles, Larry Graham and Teenie Hodges, are also musicians. Drake's father is an African-American from Memphis, Tennessee, and Drake's mother is a white Jewish Canadian. He attended a Jewish day school and had a Bar Mitzvah. His parents divorced when he was five years old.

160 days ago
58.

Karen    

First of all death is the only way some people make covers. It has been said when a person dies it make others appreciate them psh was a very troubled talented actor whose demons got the best of him I hope we never get to that place. He deserves the cover

160 days ago
59.

WatcherOne    

I'm surprised he has any free time away from his manscaping.

160 days ago
60.

She's baaaack    

Aww poor you. Drakey, don't complain, you've been a story in TMZ a few times a day for about a week. TMZ probably has a higher readership than Rolling Stone, which pretty much tanked in the 90s.

160 days ago
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