Drake Addresses Common Diss & Kobe Bryant Lyrics
After Common's scheme to elicit a direct response from Drake, the Young Money rapper has finally answered. In an interview with Nah Right on the set of “The Zone” video with The Weeknd, the Toronto native addressed Comm’s rap attack.
So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
"No. 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."
Drizzy also commented on his Kobe Bryant lyrics from the all-star track “Stay Schemin” with Rick Ross and French Montana.
"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."
Moving forward for the Young Money entertainer, he says he's already working on some new music with 40 and possibly has an acting gig lined up. "I have begun working on new music already and I’ll be recording during the whole college tour with 40. Making better music and building myself as a business is all that’s on my mind. Hopefully some acting as well." --Adelle Platon