Common Says He and Drake Squashed Beef at The Grammys

The beef between Common and Drake has been squashed for a couple of weeks now. But in a recent interview with MTV News, Common confirmed that backstage at the Grammys (Feb. 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was the place the two MCs finally got to hash out their dispute.

“We had a talk, we had a conversation,” Common told MTV News. “It was a face-to-face, man-to-man, a positive thing. It was a good conversation. I’ve learned to respect him even more. I already thought he was a talented guy, but just from the conversation we had, I hold even more respect for him.

“It was just a respectful conversation that needed to be had, so he knew that I’m not at him trying to destroy him as a human being,” the Chi-town MC continued. “It was a hip-hop battle to me. I had to put all of those things into hip-hop…I gave him a pound, gave him a boom and it was all love.”

The two lyricists were also seen talking amongst a packed crowd at the NBA All Star Game in Orlando on Sunday (Feb. 26).

Their beef began back in November, when Common dropped “Sweet” and took a couple of shots at Drizzy on the record. Drake then returned the favor on Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin,’” dedicating several bars from his verse to Com, including, “It bothers me when the Gods get to acting like broads.” That prompted Common to jump on the same song and deliver an entire verse toward Drake. —Mark Lelinwalla (@XXL_Mark)

  • L_Cypher

    Wish Pac and Big would have done that……

  • http://xxlmag.com Live1ne

    This was purely healthy competition 2 me that’s y people need 2 stop using the word “beef” 2 describe a situation like this. If anything it was a disagreement or misunderstanding. If it really was “beef” these niggas would’ve been trying 2 kill each other and that wasn’t ever the case. What’s wrong with competition? Has everybody become that soft? Rap is a sport right?

    • labor reper

      Rap is an industry and is Organized. The Gods have bee a critical part of its Organization. Young Money thinks they don’t have to pay homage. Everyone has to kick up for the Security. Drake don’t have me take your cake. The Gods been running shit before your moms told you your daddy was a fake. weezzy control that zebra.

  • aaron

    I LIKE THIS, BUT DRAKE NEEDS TO BE CHECKED…..HE SINGS THEN WANTS TOBE A RAPPER AND CALL HIMSELF THE BEST AT IT…..HIP HOP IS LIKE THIS, IF YOU SAY YOU THE BEST, THEN YOU HAVE TO DEFEND YOUR CROWN..NO HATING! THIS IS ONE OF THE RULES…..LL COOL J HAS BEEN DEFENDING HIMSELF SINCE THE BEGINING!…SO WHY NOT DRAKE OR ANY OTHER RAPPER!….TRUE STORY!

  • alex

    “…you aint wettin no body you candian dry” hahah makes me laugh every time