Last month Common confirmed that he was throwing darts at Drake on his single “Sweet,” and Drake responded on Friday with a verse on Rick Ross’ new track “Stay Schemin.” The serve-and-volley between the two rappers continued on Monday (January 9), with Com launching another salvo at Drizzy over an unofficial remix of Rozay’s track and while some fans were amused, some of their musical peers were not. The Weeknd, Scarface and Rick Ross took to Twitter to weigh in on the beef.
Geto Boys frontman Scarface addressed the high profile clash between Common and Drake, commenting on how some rap battles have ended in the past. “There is a certain level of respect all men have to have for one another any form of disrespect means you are prepared to DIE #f–karapbeef,” Scarface wrote, prompting hundreds of retweets including one from “Stay Schemin’” collaborator Rick Ross. Although Rozay didn’t explicitly speak on the beef, his retweet seems to serve as an agreement with Scarface’s assertion that rap beef can be dangerous.
Drake’s friend and collaborator The Weeknd took a more definitive stand, defending his Canadian brethren by commenting directly on Common’s new diss. “That was the worst comeback ive ever heard,” he wrote. “Reminds me of someone’s drunk uncle.”
Drake’s Twitter account has been inactive since January 8 and Common has yet to publicly address his latest strike. While the Internet was in a frenzy over the “Stay Schemin’ (Remix)”, Common simply tweeted, “Good morning everyone. Hows everybody doing today?”
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