Questlove Says Rolling Stone Played With Drake's Emotions
Questlove also says Rolling Stone wasn't fair to Drake by removing him from its cover.
Questlove says in a series of tweets today (February 14) that Rolling Stone wasn’t fair to Drake when it changed its cover from Drake to actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent drug overdose February 2.
"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’s first tweet said.
The Roots’ drummer also says that cover stories are coveted by artists.
"no fair RS. do right by @Drake. why y'all acting like cover stories aren't the stuff thats made of dreams?” Questlove wrote in another tweet.
Yesterday (February 13), Drake criticized Rolling Stone for taking him off the magazine's cover. The publication responded by saying that it is customary to switch covers when a musician or actor dies.
"They...took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue," Drake said in a Twitter post. "I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil."
Drake later deleted the Twitter updates above and issued a statement on his OVO Blog about why he is frustrated with Rolling Stone.
"I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Phillip Seymour Hoffman," Drake said. "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."
Questlove's tweets regarding Drake and Rolling Stone are as follows:
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