Common Explains Why He’s Dishing About His Famous Exes In New Memoir


Tray Hova / September 26, 2011

Warning: if you’ve ever called Common your baby, there’s a high chance those romantic trysts will be dished out in the Chi-Town rapper’s new memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. Yep, that includes Serena Williams, Erykah Badu (which we now know dumped Com via teléfono) and Taraji P. Henson. So why’s a usually mum man spilling about his past love and lust affairs? 

“I feel like this is the medium to do it,” he explained to the Chicago Tribune. “When I’m in a relationship, I’m not going to parade that relationship. It’s not for public consumption. It’s my life. But when I’m talking about things that happened in the past, this is perfect for me.”

Guess he’s depending on his celebutante exes to understand this higher state of expression. “The stories I’m telling are not only to entertain,” he continued, “but they’re there to inspire and to relate to and to say, ‘Man, this guy is not perfect, this guy been through some of the same things I’ve been through and he just decided to make some choices and is doing well. But he’s still a work in progress.”

Hey, the title choice says it all.