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[B.E.E.F] Common Explains The Reason Behind Rap Beef With Drizzy

So of course everyone has speculation on why exactly this beef between Com Sense and Drizzy even started, and because it wasn’t stated by neither emcee, Society took matters into their own hands. Word on the street is that this all steamed from Drake been spotted with Com’s ex girlfriend Serena Williams after they had recently broke up….Common had a recent interview with Sirius Hip Hop Nation in Chicago and explained why the rap beef started and made it clear it wasn’t over a woman:

Well the song “Sweet” for me, was a song where I was really talking about Hip Hop. A lot of the softer side of Hip Hop is just being the example of what people think Hip Hop is. To me, you can express yourself in many different ways, but I was just missing that hardcore Hip Hop, that raw Hip Hop sound, and I was just talking about it. I was saying, man, the song ‘Sweet’ was cats out there doing sweet music. Dude must have took offense to it, so he came out and said some things, and once he said something on record, I said something on record.”

Drake first response was in live concert and Common said that set fire to everything and the battle began…

“That was the first thing that he responded and said something. I was like, well, I wasn’t trying to address you specifically, but if you feel like you are that person and if you’re addressing this to me, then I have to address you back,” he continued. “But my whole mentality was that I’m doing this for Hip Hop music. I’m not trying to bring somebody down. At the end of the day, I just expressed what I felt about Hip Hop. And I’ma keep it on that level, just as an emcee. That’s how I battle. I don’t try to battle any other way than emceeing.”

Kudos to Hip-Hop DX for the story and check Rap Radar for full interview with Common!