Hip-Hop Rumors: Drake Says Common Was After Publicity, Backtracks on Vanessa Bryant Line!


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It looks like Drake has taken another dig at Common in an interview he recently did from the set of his video for “The Zone” with The Weeknd. Drake said that he will not be responding to Common because he feels like Common targeted him as a  “a ploy for attention” around the release of his new album, The Dreamer, The Believer.  Check out what he said below:

“No (he will not respond to Common). 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. 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.”

Drake also addressed the line from the “Stay Schemin” verse about Kobe’s soon to be ex-wife, Vanessa. Check out Drake’s comment on that:

“That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all. 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. Kobe is and always will be a friend and an icon to me.”

Drake is straight copping pleas on that Vanessa line. He knows darn well that was aimed at homegirl!  Anyway, I’m not so sure this Common and Drake beef is completely over with, and I really don’t want it to be. The lyrical back and forth between these two has been very entertaining, even if it is over a chick.

Source: NahRight.com