Common Doesn’t Back Down From Drake Diss Allegations

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By: Vibe / December 20, 2011

With Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer hitting shelves today, it looks like the Chicago-veteran emcee may need to put the “Celebration” on hold to respond to a few outcries from a few industry individuals.

After addressing the Maya Angelou, n-word issue yesterday while on 106 & Park, Common also responded to the tongue-lashing Drake gave concerning his song “Sweet” during a recent performance in Las Vegas:

“I look at it as hip-hop. He felt, obviously, what I said in ‘Sweet,’ he must have felt he was one of the people being addressed, so he decided to say what he had to say and I said, ‘Hey, we can keep it on a hip-hop level’ because I think he’s a good artist,” Common remarked on 106. “He’s a talented guy, so, but if I’m saying, ‘You look we’re in the ring, and you want to get in the ring,’ then we just need to get in the ring. And
I’m talking about on the mic, aight? [laughs]…[Could I got back into battling?] Yeah, because I love hip-hop, I love the culture of hip-hop.”

Ready to battle, Common phoned in to the Tony Sculfield & the Morning Riot Show on Chicago radio station, WGCI to follow up on yesterday’s comments. However, it doesn’t stop there. The Chi-town MC backed up his words once again while on Sway’s Shade45 show, Sway In The Morning. 

“The verse is about me, but then when you hear some of the stuff on the chorus it’s like you can’t help but think about dude I guess.”

–Tyler McDermott