While most are attacking Drake for being upset over Rolling Stone’s choice to go with a Philip Seymour Hoffman cover, instead of featuring the rapper as originally planned, music man Questlove is chiming in to give his two cents.
He airs out his frustrations through a series of tweets:
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
The last black rapper to cover Rolling Stone was Jay Z back in December 2012, but he shared the multi-cover issue with Eminem, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G.
Rihanna was the last black female artist to grace the front page back in February of 2013 for a similar feature.
Drake posted an apology to his blog that addressed the incident:
"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."