Common Says Beef With Drake is Over

Drake said it in late January and Common is now following suit. Their beef is over.

Common made that clear in a pre-Grammy interview with Fuse TV’s Touré on Sunday night (Feb. 12).

“It was all in the art of hip-hop,” Common commented about the feud. “It’s kind of over now. It’s over, but it’s all in the art of hip-hop. He said some things to me, so I had to say some things back.”

Touré fired back, “So, he started it?”

“I wouldn’t say started it, I don’t know, but I heard something that was said that I felt like it was directed to me, so I addressed it,” Common added. “That’s all. But, I mean, thank God we were able to move forward from it and all is good.”

Touré went on to bring up Common’s legendary battle with Ice Cube back in 1996 that led to the Chi-town lyricist delivering the scathing, “The Bitch in Yoo,” before prodding and asking why he aimed anything at Drake, whom he labeled an R&B singer.

“We all MCs and no matter what your age or where you from, when you step in the ring…and if you’re playing against me and you’re challenging me at any point, I’m an MC,” Common responded. “I like MC’ing, I love it, so that’s what I go for.”

Common waving the white flag comes three weeks after Drake he wouldn’t respond to Com’s “Stay Schemin (Remix)” in an interview with Nahright.com.

“Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a ‘hip-hop moment’ or a ‘battle for the sake of musical integrity’… it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album,” Drake told the hip-hop website three weeks ago. “More than anything, it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.”

The beef began back in November, when Common dropped “Sweet” and fired a couple of lines at Drake. Drizzy followed with several bars aimed back at Com on Rick’s Ross’ “Stay Schemin,’” including the sharp line, “It bothers me when the Gods get to acting like broads.”

Upon hearing that, Common jumped on the same song and dedicated an entire verse to Drake.—Jakinder Singh

  • TRA TRILLAH

    whtaever he is a R<B SINGER SLASH RAPPER and COMMON a MC FIRST he WOULDVE SMASHED HIM LIKE WHEN! U WALKIN U DONT EVEN KNOW THE BUGS U CRUSHIN was there!! 2YEARS FROM NOW HIM OR WAYNE WACK METAPHORIC ASSES WONT EVEN B RELAVENT! WATCH YO BACK !!peace THE WINDY CITY KING! TRA_TRILLAH ALLEY CATS!!!

  • danghomie

    and how many more albums did common sell off the back of this beef?….0!!!! dear common when drake is d bigger man, u have a problem

    • 4twenty3sixty5

      man if you were observant at all you’d realize that 3/4′s of drakes album sales were to hoes.. like common said all drake puts out lately is HOE MUSIC. if you really understood and knew RAP, then you’d know that drake isn’t a rapper. that whiny bullshit he calls ‘take care’ puts us canadians to shame for sure.

      • 4twenty3sixty5

        p.s. common would murder drake in ANY cypher bitch.

      • jusssayin

        As a “HOE” definitely offended. Ladies love hip-hop as well. I see what your reaching at but as someone who prides herself in knowing and understanding rap I like that Drake doesn’t do the overdone imma G I sling yayo thing. Rap as an art form is meant for expression of different styles.

  • j

    this is what i hate about these young fans… y’all really think Common needs a ploy for attention to boost himself up,he has his spot in rap history, he’s straight..

    • jimyyjam

      i aint no kid and even i saw this forwat it was,him trying to sell albums. he saying tht drake is sot and makes hoe music is the biggest hypocarcy. spends his whole career doing the same thing then comes out firing shots tryna act all hard. plz!!

      • mistah dub

        u obviously don’t know what is going on here common is in movies and tv shows now so it is not at all about sales common was addressing all the dudes in the rap game who are singing and drake took offense so he brought the heat to drake and he bitched out so common won by default

      • $yk

        even Kool Moe Dee said…he never had a problem with LL…it was for the SPIRIT of the art…rap COMPETITION…Moe Dee was already cemented in Hip Hop, had Teddy Riley making super beats for him…was getting his ACTING career going…

        LL NEVER said Moe Dee was trying to sell units…LL stood UP and battled…

  • Shawty J

    This “Beef” should have never started in the first place. Drake shouldn’t have been acting like a little ho and getting offended over generic shit talking that probably wasn’t about him. And Common shouldn’t have been trying to use the situation to gain attention. Neither one of them looked like the bigger man.

  • Jaycsola

    I think everyone on here makes a valid point and I like what you all had to say. Not to be sitting on the fence or anything, but the truth is I can relate to both Common’s music and Drake’s music. I know it’s a bitch move to be on the fence like that but both artists are right in their respective opinions about the beef. Battling is part of the Hip Hop game and everyone does it to boost sales whether that’s the case with Common or not. And Common has made some love songs before but he never sang or sang about some hoe that broke his heart. And I enjoyed both albums so idgaf who wins this beef cuz Common is already a legend and Drake has potential to be one. That’s just me though

    • $yk

      understood…I’m seeing a double standard…

      Nick is STILL throwing shots at Kim (does she still need sales?)

      Wayne STILL is throwing shots at Jay & Ye (attention or sales?)

      Budden & Saigon battled (neither had music due)

      everyone says Ross won the battle when G-Unit replied to Triple Cs’ ‘Gang Related’ with ‘I’ll Be The Shooter’, Lloyd Banks did ‘Officer Down’ (which was an iTunes hit) and 50 did ‘Tia Told Me’ and Ross did 2 snippets and no solo diss songs (and BISD outsold DTR)

      Drake says Common just wants sales (everybody agrees)

      Drake says Pusha T wants attention and is frustrated (everybody agrees)

      HUGE DOUBLE STANDARDS.

      • Jaycsola

        Yea I understand what you’re saying. See how trendy it is to battle in this genre? MC Supernatural has made a career of free styling and battling MCs. KRS-One has as well. Either an artist responds to a diss or they don’t. We as the audience are gona stand by our favorites anyways. And Drake is just flattering himself with these comments isnt he? Lol. It’s all in the sport, it’s part of the game. Sales don’t make an MC what he is anyway. At least to most Hip Hop fans it doesn’t.

  • oh yeh

    Common still won but he could have done that interview better……..he sound like he ending the beef because wat drake said was indeed the truth……..he could have said that he was ending it because drake basically bitched out or real hip hop won or something……..

  • …………

    HAHA Common squashed that canadian cupcake. Canada Dry don’t want it with Common period.

  • aaron

    COMMON I WANTED YOU TO CONTINUE TE ATTACK ON THIS SINGER SLASH WHATEVER HE IS…WHY CUZ THE GAME NEEDS GUIDANCE AND SUBTANCE……..IT IS BEING AND SUBSTANCE!!!!!……..

    • AARON

      i meant it is being overwhelmed with BS!!!!!!!!!!……we need it to get back to the basics…….stop trying to be rock and rollers and gorf artist!…..

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