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    Common Contradictions?
    Does Common want to kick Drake's behind or does he want to squash the the beef? It's been hard to tell since the Chi-town MC dropped "Sweet," which took subliminal swipes at Drake. Since doing that, Com has either been super aggressive towards the Young Money star or fallen back completely. <i>XXL</i> tried to chronicle all of it here. Common Contradictions? Hmm...
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    Common drops subliminals toward Drake on "Sweet"
    <object width="620" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Uk9oRpAZEGc?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Uk9oRpAZEGc?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>At the end of "Sweet," Com aimed these lines at Drizzy, but never mentioned his name:<i>"Yeah, man, Y’all niggas man, you soft muthafuckas/Yeah my man, muthafucka/Then come around my crib/You know where I’m from/Some hoe ass niggas/Singing all around me man, la la la/You ain't muthafucking Frank Sinatra/Uh, lil' bitch/Yeah, this the raw right here/This the raw right here nigga/Sweet muthafucka/Sweet ass bitch muthafucka"</i>
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    Common tells Sway that "Sweet" is indeed aimed at Drake
    <object width="620" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fAo6s94X2sk?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fAo6s94X2sk?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>In an interview with Sway, Com got off the subliminal tip and confirmed that "Sweet" is about Drake. "Hey, he opened his mouth and said some things. So if he wants it, that’s what he wants."
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    Common drops "Stay Schemin (Remix)" directly calling Drake out
    <object width="620" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rfwJCQIAuTQ?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rfwJCQIAuTQ?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>After Drake dropped "Stay Schemin," undoubtedly dissing Com (although ironically, never mentioning his name), Common tacked his own verse onto the beat rhyming: <i>“Don’t do it ’cause every song you make is really hoe music/I heard you say you wasn’t a bitch cause you sing, you a bitch cause you clean like a bitch that’s 18/ Can’t say my name but rap about a nigga’s wife/you so Black and White trying to live a nigga’s life/I’m taking too long with this amateur guy, you ain’t wettin’ nobody, nigga, you Canada Dry.”</i>
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    Common tells Rolling Stone he likes Drake's music
    Earlier this week, Common tried to play nice, telling <i>Rolling Stone</i> that he likes Drake's music: "I think he makes good music," the Chi-town MC said of Drizzy. "He's definitely said some real clever things and made some cool songs. I like his music." Hmmm.
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    Common says he would physically fight Drake
    <object width="620" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fGX7EGFx-8w?version=3&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fGX7EGFx-8w?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>Right after the interview with <i>RS</i> Com called into WCGI's Tony Sculfield and The Morning Riot. When asked if he'd be willing to put on boxing gloves and fight Drake for charity, Com replied, "I'll do it without boxing gloves." Didn't he tell Sway he wanted to keep it on wax?
  • Mike

    I have no idea what this guy is doing. Callin’ Drake a soft muthafucka then talking about how he still likes his music. Don’t start shit if you arent gonna keep it 100. But really, I don’t think Common has any right to hate on someone like Drizzy. He’s hatin’ on Drake cuz he sings on his records when he’s got a featured singer on almost every song on The Dreamer/The Believer which makes his shit sound just as “soft” as Drake’s, in my opinion. Drake just happens to be talented enough to sing his own hooks.

    and i like how Drizzy replied sayin “its worries me when the Gods get to actin like the broads” and later addresses how when cats used to beef in the industry because of passion, not because of record sales. Is it coinsidence that he decided to diss Drake on one of his singles? No.

    And the legitimacy of Common’s reply to Stay Schemin’ is faultered because Com’s main attack was that Drake didn’t say his name? Common, you didn’t say Drakes name to start the beef. All and all, Common sounds like a fucking panzy. That is all.

    • sho

      “softness” has nothing to do with singing. And since when has Common worried about record sales? He never sold THAT much records on previous albums, he’s got mad money now, why would he care about record sales? You don’t even make money off record sales any more.

      And please learn what the word “beef” is, its not about hate/whatever

    • Decatur ATL BOI

      A Panzi? Dude hush….Drake got murked, hip hop is unlike anything other genre…Panzi? Who says that? Really?

  • keator

    Common is hating on drake, bc drake bent Serena. Thats the whole reason for the beef.

  • Snick

    I hope he whoops DRAKES Arse

  • black jesus

    when its all said an done, this “beef” if going to be considered the low point of commons career. its more embarrassing than electric circus and universal mind control combined.

    • MURDA860

      CO-SIGN!

  • Small Ghostfase

    Mike is a dumbass. “Sweet” wasn’t aimed at Drake specifically, but Drake replied in a concert like a sucker. Then Common gave it to him.

  • Hube

    common is hating on drake cuz he fit the song sweet, which is about shitty fucking modern music. anyone who thinks drake is better than common has a mental disorder

  • eddy

    Drake needed to be put in his place for a bit, and Com’ did that… These new artists think they can run their mouths without the vets responding…

    I’m sure Drake didn’t think Com’ would respond via that Stay Schemin verse??? Oh well, he got schooled, and it’ll be hard to come back to that!!!!

    Com’ doesn’t need record sells, he got too much going on already… If Drake goes to war with Com’ and survives, he’ll have my respect…

  • padsha

    no 1 can fuck wit com on the mic go ask ice cube