Drake: I'll no longer talk to mags

Posted: February 14, 2014

YESTERDAY, thanks to quotes in Rolling Stone, we learned that Drake was peeved at Macklemore.

Today we learn that he's also mad at Rolling Stone.

Darn you, Philip Seymour Hoffman, for dying the week Drake was supposed to get the cover.

Now Drake is saying he will no longer do magazine interviews.

Guess he finally figured out newspapers are cooler.

"I just want to give my music to the people," Drake tweeted yesterday, using "give" as a synonym for "sell." "That's the only way my message gets across accurately."

Other tweets yesterday from the Canadian rapper were deleted, including one about his discomfort with Hoffman gracing the cover of Rolling Stone.

"I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil," he tweeted.

Actually, we're just misunderstood.

Or liberal elitists.

Depends which comments sections you read.

In the Rolling Stone interview (may we now refer to it as "The Final Interview"?), Drake talks about growing up as a biracial child in Canada, meeting his mentor Lil Wayne and launching a successful career in pop and rap.

He also discussed not attending last month's Grammy Awards, where he lost three rap trophies to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, including best rap album, which Drake won last year. Macklemore & Lewis also beat Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and Kanye West in the latter category.

Busy tweeter Drake added that he never spoke of West's "Yeezus" album during the interview. Rolling Stone quotes Drake calling some of West's lyrics "questionable," along with him saying he "loves" the outspoken rapper.

"I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone," he tweeted, then deleted.

Rolling Stone said in a statement, "We stand by our reporting."

* In other hip hoppening news, Nicki Minaj is being criticized after using a photo of Malcolm X with a gun in his hands, juxtaposed with a racial slur, for her new single.

Minaj posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram page. It's for her new song "Lookin (Expletive) (Expletive)." The title uses the N-word.

Nicki was bashed on social media for using the image of the black nationalist - who was assassinated 49 years ago this month - on her single cover.

"Lookin" is a male-bashing song. A music video for the track, which features Minaj shooting guns, was released Wednesday.

Lil' Kim, meanwhile, is not deleting anything. She's pregnant with her first child.

Her publicist C.J. Carter confirmed the news yesterday, a day after pictures of Kim's baby bump began to circulate via social media following her appearance at New York Fashion Week.

Kim's assistant Noel Perez said Kim is about five months along and due in May. No other details - such as who the father is - were available.

E! Online, however, reported that New York rapper Mr. Papers is claiming baby-daddy status.

* A yearly festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse won't be staged this summer at a central Missouri town's campground after all.

Some two weeks after announcing that the Gathering of the Juggalos was bound for CryBaby Campground in tiny Kaiser, Mo., organizers of the event held the past seven years in southern Illinois say the campground has backed out.

Psychopathic Records said in an online post that the Miller County campground's operators had second thoughts after nearby residents complained about the prospect of hosting the multiday event that draws about 10,000.

Psychopathic Records says it does have a "Plan B," but it isn't saying what that is.

* New Zealand immigration authorities have banned Los Angeles rappers Odd Future from entering the country after deciding they pose a threat to public order.

They were due to play an open-air concert with headliner Eminem tomorrow in Auckland.

Border Operations Manager Karen Urwin said yesterday that authorities decided to decline visas to six group members after becoming aware of a 2011 incident in Boston in which some witnesses accused the group of inciting fans to attack police officers.

Group member Tyler, the Creator tweeted frustration.

"They said we were 'terrorist threats and bad for the society' or whatever. Sick," he wrote. He later tweeted, "I love NZ tho."

The group is also known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

So they're certainly a threat to syntax.


Larissa Mark, head of the Trumbull (Conn.) High School Thespian Society, who led a battle against her school's principal and local "educators" over their cancellation of the school's production of "Rent," will be honored with the Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund's very first Defender Award later this month.

Other honorees that night include Christopher Durang, Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, and John Guare.

* Normally, Tattle gets our relationship advice from Steve & Mia, but we may have to start listening to Miley Cyrus.

From W: "Guys watch too much porn. Those girls don't exist. They're not real girls," Miley says, while posing . . . like a porn star. " . . . That's like us watching romance movies. That's girl porn, because, like, those guys do not exist."

As for winning Miley's heart:

"I don't need you to impress me. I don't want you to, like, take me to fancy restaurants. I hate sitting down for dinner!"

Doesn't like to wear clothes and is a cheap date. Stop watching porn, boys, and you may have a shot.

- Howard Sherman

and Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.

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