Drake Says He Won His Battle With Common

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Drake and Common’s beef (if we can call it that?) might seem like a pillow fight compared to the atom bomb Kendrick dropped on Hip Hop this week, but in an interview for next month’s XXL, Drizzy claims he came out the victor. In the new issue (which hits stores August 20), the Toronto MC says that Common was “just reaching for impact moments but the bars aren’t really good, so it didn’t hit me.”

The beef began in 2011 with subliminal jabs from Common on the No I.D. produced “Sweet,” where the Chicago MC called out rappers for singing too much and being overly sensitive. It didn’t take long to realize Common had fired those shots directly towards Drake. Less than two months later, Drizzy responded with a verse on Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin,” in which he spit “it bothers me when the gods get to acting like broads.”

Common responded almost immediately, using the same beat to go in on Drake and spitting probably the most memorable line of the battle, “I’m taking too long with this amateur guy/you ain’t wet nobody n****, you Canada Dry”. The line even got some reaction from Drake during the interview, although he says it wasn’t much more than amusement, “That line was epic. I liked it. It wasn’t a good line necessarily, but it was funny”.

Surprisingly, Drake never fired back with a response, claiming Common’s diss was simply “a ploy for attention around the release of an album”. Although debatable who claimed victory, Drake holds his position and tells XXL “I think I came away with the W on that one.” What do you think?

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