February 13, 2014
Drake Criticizes Kanye West’s Lyricism in Rolling Stone Interview
Yesterday Rolling Stone magazine published quotes from their forthcoming interview with Drake. Those quotes featured Drake heavily criticizing Macklemore and his apology to Kendrick Lamar after his Grammy win. Today, an entire scanned page of the magazine has been leaked, which features Drake criticizing Kanye West's lyricism.
The quote reads: "There were some real questionable bars on there. Like that Swag-hili line? Come on man, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that." However Drake quickly follows that criticism with: "Kanye's the reason I'm here, I love everything about that guy."
Directly after the above scan hit the internet, Drake took to Twitter to deny he ever said that about Kanye.
MTV has confirmed with Rolling Stone that the quotes, and the above scan, are in fact real.
UPDATE: Drake has deleted two of his three tweets. The full three tweets originally read: "I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. / I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil. / I'm done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately."