By Nadeska Alexis
When the visuals surfaced from Rick Ross’ video set two weeks ago, we thought it was for the title track of his latest mixtape Rich Forever, but turns out that French Montana and Drake were joining him to shoot the above video for “Stay Schemin.” The track finds Drake delivering a verse that seems to address the recent drama with Common, who called out the Young Money rapper on his track “Sweet.” Drake was relatively quiet about all of Common’s comments, but he couldn’t stay mum forever.
On “Stay Schemin,” more than a few lines seem to be directed at Common, for example: “I just ask that when you see me, you speak up ni–a that’s all/Don’t be ducking like you never wanted nothing,” Drake spits. “It’s feeling like rap changed, it was a time it was rugged/Back when if a ni–a reached it was for the weapon, nowadays ni–as reach just to sell their record.”
A few weeks ago Common made an appearance on Sway in the Morning and when asked to clear up the rumors about whether or not his jabs in “Sweet” were directed at Drake, he had this to say: “He opened his mouth and said some things, so if that’s what he want—all that subliminal [talk]…you could do that too, but say it now. The verse is about me but when you hear some of the stuff on the chorus it’s like you can’t help but think about dude and I guess that’s what he felt. So at the end of day he fits in that category, he already embraced it, so wear it.”