*The ghost of Drake’s cover story debacle with Rolling Stone magazine is still present as the rapper parts ways with his PR firm ID-PR.
Billboard confirmed the split, which according to a source, was initiated by ID-PR soon after the drama with Rolling Stone.
For the past year, Drake had been working with the firm to handle publicity for his third album, “Nothing Was the Same,” as well as his current “Would You Like a Tour?, “which wraps March 26 with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. Continue reading
*Two weeks after Drake trashed Rolling Stone for swapping out his planned cover story for a Philip Seymour Hoffman memoriam, the rapper and PR firm ID-PR have parted ways, according to Billboard.
Drake had been working with ID for the past year to handle publicity for third album “Nothing Was The Same,” as well as his current Would You Like A Tour? which wraps March 26 with three dates at London’s O2 Arena. According to a source, ID initiated the split soon after the Rolling Stone debacle.
The Rolling Stone feature, which ID helped arrange, prompted a series of tweets that have since been deleted in which Drake clarified his comments regarding Kanye West’s “Yeezus,” saying that they were shared off-the-record, and that he was “disgusted” that the magazine ran with the Hoffman cover instead of his.
*Drake is not happy that he got cheated out of his Rolling Stone cover this month by the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
In a tweet this morning, the Canadian rapper suggested he was wrongly quoted in the issue regarding Kanye West’s album, and that editors decided to pull his cover in light of recent events.
*The Massachusetts State Police officer who released arrest photos of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, showing him bloodied and bruised, has reportedly been relieved of duty, but not been fired.
Boston Magazine editor John Wolfson tweeted that tactical photographer Sgt. Sean Murphy, who gave photos to Boston Magazine on Thursday, has been relieved of duty, but not yet fired, and has been ordered not to speak to media about the Watertown events.
Sgt. Murphy said he gave the photos to Boston Magazine on Thursday because he was furious with Rolling Stone for running the now-infamous cover photo of Tsarnaev that many say glamorizes the Boston bombing suspect.
Murphy told the magazine that he wanted to counter the message he says Rolling Stone conveys.