Drake Dismisses Common Beef As 'A Ploy For Attention'

By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork)

The beef between Common and Drake has all but fizzled out at this point, since the Young Money rapper declined to respond to Com’s name calling on the “Stay Schemin’ (remix),” and in a new interview with Nah Right, Drake confirms that it's all dead, done, over with. When asked if he would ever release another verse aimed at Common, he was definitive about his decision. “No. 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,” Drake said. “It’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album.”

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“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.”

In the interview Drake also talked about plans for his OVO/XO crew—“OVO and XO will grow immensely and both separately and together this year—and addressed that infamous Vanessa Bryant line on “Stay Schemin.’’” (Kobe 'bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s/Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him/Bitch you wasn't with me shooting in the gym."

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“That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all,” Drake explained. “I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else. That line had everything to do with me and what goes on in my head as a 25 year old man with this much income flowing in.”