Common Confirms Drake Beef Sparked By Serena Williams

Common: "I'm glad it never escalated into a physical thing."

Common says his beef with Drake was sparked by a love triangle between the two rappers and tennis star Serena Williams.

"At that time, I think it was the Drake-Serena situation," Common said in an interview with VladTV. "I didn’t know what was going on with that. And I ain’t know if he was throwing shots at me. [Serena] my ex and we’re going our separate ways. So unfortunately the war might have been over a girl, but at the time I never said that. It wasn’t totally that. It was more of, 'Do you respect me? 'Cause I actually like you as an artist.'" 

Common also says he's "glad it never escalated into a physical thing."

In January 2012, Common said the beef was not over Serena Williams, despite rumors to the contrary. 

"Well, the song ‘Sweet,’ for me, was a song where I was really talking about Hip Hop," Common said. "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. 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." 


  • Anonymous

    Drake would have introduced Common to the pavement.

  • Anonymous

    So these lightskin dudes were fightin over ugly ass Serena??? LMAO lame ass Chicago/Canada niggas

  • kato5209

    Common ass crazy for this comment he had about the "Sweet" song. He was clearly goin n on Drake, calling him types of hoe niggas and a sweet muhfucka. Lol, he cant turn that shit around now!

  • Spinner

    I'm sorry but the line."you ain't wettin nobody n*gga,u CANADA DRY." right there...that line right there..Bodied Drake..i dont care about the rest of the song cause just that line killed him.Drake talks too much about pulling something out on someone when we all no hes a Jewish Canadian that sings in 95% of his hits and played a guy in a wheelchair for 7-8 seasons.WE DONT BELIEVE YOU YOU NEED MORE PPL!

    • Anonymous

      One corny line from a song bodied Drake? lol Get real retard. Common has never even gone platinum. Nuff said.

  • sum angry dark niga

    This is the definition of lightskins RAP beef.Over a broad tho?c'mon son.Drake I figure,but COM I thought I knew you

  • Anonymous

    It bothers me when the gods get to acting like the broads Guess every team doesnt come complete with niggas like ours That's why I see no need to compete with niggas like yall I just ask that when you see me you speak up, nigga, that's all Dont be ducking like you never wanted nothing It's feeling like rap changed, it was a time it was rugged Back when if a nigga reached it was for the weapon Nowadays niggas reach just to sell they record Spaghetti bolognese in the Polo Lounge Me and my G from DC that's how I roll around Might look light, but we heavy though You think Drake will pull some shit like that? You never know Million dollar meetings in a Polo Lounge Me and my man Oliver North that's how I roll around Shawty wanna tell me secrets 'bout a rap nigga I tell that bitch it's more attractive when you hold it down Kobe 'bout to lose a hundred fifty Ms Kobe my nigga I hate it had to be him Bitch you wasn't with me shooting in the gym (Bitch you wasn't with me shooting in the gym) Tell Lucian I said "fuck it", Im tearing holes in my budget Bag her like we in Publix and take her ass out in public Ordered her the filet told 'em butterfly it shell love it She used to soda and nuggets she really just out here thuggin' I'm just hittin my pinnacle, you and pussy identical You like the fucking finish line, we cant wait to run into you But let me get my mind off that Young rich motherfucker getting mine off rap with my niggas

  • youngsta

    that picture tho. hahahahahahahahahahaha! common wearing an ovo shirt after dissing my nigga drake? lmao, drake won by 10 landslides just from that pic.

  • Anonymous

    wheres that pic from? cool. This also makes drakes' response much more poignant, although i think common took that battle.

  • Anonymous

    Yall missing the point. Drake fucked Serena Williams. I just completely hate myself.

  • Anonymous

    Lol @ this lightskinned dude even IMPLYING that he could a physical altercation with someone smh

    • RenStar

      Anonymous please saty Anonymous, don't have a pot to piss in, and hating wow!!!!!! Self hater LMAO get a job.

  • Anonymous

    the same people that are talking shit about Common right now for this, are the same people that were idolizing him for dissing Drake.



  • sour grapes

    So funny how people just give Common the pass on this ...if Drake had lied and then, admitted that a beef he started was about some girl he dated, everyone would say Drake is bitch-made, a liar/phoney and claim real hip hop is dead. Just so bogus. Common is such a pu$$y

    • Anonymous

      real talk. also drake response was actually addressing this, but cause it wasn't publicly known, it wasn't clear.

  • Anonymous

    lol he called it a "war"

  • Co-Sign

    Sad thing about all of this is that now Drake is perceived as the winner of this beef, but fact of the matter is Common is a HORRIBLE dis artist to begin with, so ANYONE who has beef with this dude will more than likely be the winner (i.e. The bitch in yoo, which was weak as hell). That Canada Dry was the sole two words he spoke that made me go OH! Before that, everything was *snores*

  • Anonymous

    What's up with all these Common articles?

  • Champagne Papi Life

    So Common lied. Anybody with a brain knew that he was salty because Drake was smashing Serena. Now he needs more promo, so he's talking about Drake again. Love the photo of him in an OVO shit.

  • JJ

    Hmmm welcome back to high school! Maybe a college education is a good thing.

  • Anonymous

    LOL why is this news? Everybody and their mothers knew that the beef started because of Serena, which was one of the lamest beefs in Hip Hop I might add.

  • Not Impressed

    I think Common forgot why he was beefing. HHDX even quoted the reason in the last paragraph. It was really because Drake came out on stage talking shit and then there was the whole "Gods acting like they're broads" comment which prompted him to respond over that beat in the first place. I'm not impressed

  • Javi

    I love common but he only addressing this cuz he needs press for his album. Now he sounding soft saying that he likes drakes music.

  • Twitter Man

    Drake is a P***Y

  • Pusha T had drake shook

    Serena ? she looks like a fucking man

  • Anonymous

    Common should have called 50 to finish that Canada Dry off

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