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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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61.

Rob    

Hasn't anyone seen the movie Almost Famous? PIIllipe Seymore Hoffman played a pretty intigrile part in a movie that was about writing for Rolling Stone. Of course following his death he would be on the cover. Cameron Crowe wrote/directed. Cast turned out to be some very famous actors.

251 days ago
62.

donald keith    

pansy ass cry baby whiner !

251 days ago
63.

Tom    

Drake Can Shut Up NOW. What's he ever done to be on the Cover of the Rolling Stone. And who is this guy anyway.

A real musician

251 days ago
64.

Sai    

Really Drake? Damn dude, you act like PSH died around this time on purpose just so you wouldn't nab the RS cover! I'm so tired of people showing how inconsiderate they can be of other people, especially deceased people. Get your head out of your ass drake & focus on making a decent R&B...I mean rap album.

251 days ago
65.

Shamanistic_Rage    

I didn't see anywhere in TMZ's previous reports where Drake attacked PSH. He said he was upset about the cover, sure its time lost that he can never get back and he can be more professional about it. But to say he attacked PSH, that's kind of reaching.

251 days ago
66.

Sin D    

If it been Denzel Washington he wouldn't of said a word

251 days ago
67.

Shamanistic_Rage    

He was pissed about the cover, pretty wack, but he didn't attack or say anything bad about PSH. C'mon TMZ, did that douchebag Evan write this?

251 days ago
68.

Jazzi19082    

Drake is a douche he whines like a female in his songs did you really expect anything different & he more than likely won't apologize for anything he said why because HES A DOUCHE

251 days ago
69.

Xarexx    

Who is this drake?

251 days ago
70.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

I don't even like Drake but I understand why he is mad. And I don't see why Drake was booted from the cover anyway. Rolling Stone wanted to buy into the leading story that is on every other magazine! Losers!

251 days ago
71.

Diamond Goddess!    

D.O.U.C.H.E.!!!

251 days ago
72.

Diamond Goddess!    

Oh, and PSH was actually genuinely and majorly talented.
Isn't Drake some "product" they pulled outta art school and manufactured a career around?
DOUCHE!!!

251 days ago
73.

RP McMurphy    

That's what RS gets for agreeing to put ****ty musicians like Drake on the cover to begin with.

251 days ago
74.

RoxyMtns    

Drake is such a little baby - grow up son - things happne

251 days ago
75.

Ftrlegend    

All you little people bashing Drake should keep ya 2 cents ya might need it later. Worry bout your 9 to 5 an don't judge people like the bible say fake Christians. That is all.

251 days ago
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