Friday, February 14, 2014

Weasel of the Week: Drake

The decision by the editors of Rolling Stone to place a picture of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on their latest issue didn't sit well with Canadian rapper Drake, who was the original cover subject.

Yahoo! is reporting that Drake had a snit over the perceived snub, but I don't think he understands the point of it all. Hoffman's passing is filed under "breaking news", and as such, if the editors felt it needed priority, then it was going to be the cover story. Drake ripped into Rolling Stone, then declared on Twitter that he was done giving interviews. Yeah, sure, and when it comes awards time, you'd be singing a different tune, eh?

Yahoo!'s article states that Drake agreed to an interview with Rolling Stone with the understanding he'd be the cover story. "Breaking news" will, in a lot of cases, take precedence, especially if there's enough time at the deadline to change the cover. Perhaps Drake's issue is that the editors didn't notify him of any changes at the last second, and that's what's at the core of his tantrum. That having been said, Drake gets the Weasel ears this week for a lack of sensitivity and failure to check his ego. Other Twitter users ripped into him, and with justification. Maybe he should talk to fellow Canucklehead Justin Bieber about the perceptions the press give artists like them. Preferably when Bieber is not surrounded by a bunch of morons.......

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