The beef started when Common made subtle shots at “singing as rappers” on his track Sweet , which can be found on his recently released album, The Dreamer/The Believer. When asked who he was referring to, he said “Whoever the shoe fits”. Drake then responds to this statement by saying “I might sing, but I ain’t no bitch. If Common got something to say, say it to my face.” The beef got even bigger when Drake decided to disrespect Common in his verse on Rick Ross’s song Stay Schemin, which can be found on Rick Ross’s newly released mixtape Rich Forever.
Drake stated in the song “It bothers me when the gods get to actin’ like broads,” Drake rhymed, later adding “I just ask that when you see me, you speak up n***a, that’s all.” In response Common remixed the song adding his own verse in which he said “Son of a b*tch, I imagine what your father is / She said ‘How you make your opponent the rapper of the moment?’ The style he don’t own it / Acting all hard when he hardly like that / You gon’ mess around and make me catch a body like that. Don’t do it, ’cause every song you make Joe is really hoe music / I heard you said you ain’t a b*tch cuz you sing, you a b*tch cuz you clean like a b*tch that’s 18 / Can’t say my name, but rap about a n#@#a’s wife / you so black and white tryin’ to live a n#@#’s life. I’m takin’ too long with this amateur guy / you ain’t wettin’ nobody n#@#a, you Canada Dry.”
This is an all out rap brawl between the two. Some say Common is the better rapper and deserves more respect than that. Others say that Common is only making this hype, because of the release of his new album, basically calling it a publicity stunt.
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