Kanye West has come to the defense of Drake, following the recent Rolling Stone controversy.
Drizzy criticized the magazine for pulling his cover in favor of a cover on the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Also in the mag, he is quoted as being critical of some of Kanye West’s lyrics on his acclaimed Yeezus album.
Yeezus isn’t having that. During his Yeezus Tour stop in New Jersey on Saturday (Feb. 15), Ye offered up one of his infamous rants, in which he slammed Rolling Stone for, according to Kanye, trying to created a rift between them.
“I’m gonna tell you what it is about magazines,” he said on stage at Prudential Center. “They always be trying to pit n****s against each other and that ain’t going down no more.
“So tonight it ain’t none of that,” Ye continued. “We love Drake. We love every motherf***er that put their heart into this motherf***in’ music. If anything, we gon’ go after motherf***ers writing that negativity. Before they print some sh** like that, they need to check with me and him and see if it’s OK before they get ran up in their motherf***in’ office.”
“It only costs $250 to beat your ass,” he concluded.
Despite being initially upset with Rolling Stone, Drake later apologized, after having some time to think about the ordeal. “I am still the same person. Today I was forced out of my character and felt the need to react swiftly. These days are the worst ones,” he explained. “Waking up after a great night in the studio and it’s your day to be picked apart. After dwelling on it for a few hours or days, you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.”