(Common talks Drake at Sundance)
By Nadeska Alexis
The beef between Common and Drake has long been over, but during a recent interview Common revealed that the two rappers actually hashed out their differences face-to-face when they bumped into each other at the 2012 Grammy Awards. During the sit down, Common also confirmed, once and for all, that the beef wasn’t related to Serena Williams.
“We had a talk, we had a conversation. It was a face-to-face, man-to-man, a positive thing. It was a good conversation,” Common explained. “I’ve learned to respect him even more. I already thought he was a talented guy, but just from the conversation we had, I hold even more respect for him,” he said during an interview with Cabbie Richards. “We saw each other and the conversation was initiated. It was just a respectful conversation that needed to be had, so he knew that I’m not at him trying to destroy him as a human being. It was a Hip Hop battle to me. I had to put all of those things into Hip Hop… I gave him a pound, gave him a boom and it was all love.”
Common reiterated—hopefully for the last time—that the beef was simply because he thought Drake was taking jabs at him, and not because of his ex-girlfriend Serena.
“Nah, it wasn’t about Serena. First of all, that is a past situation,” he said. “The battle is over, it’s all love. But it was more based on the fact that I felt like Drake was taking a couple of shots at me, and saying a couple of things that I felt like were towards me. Once that was said, I felt a little disrespected and it kept going on and I decided to say what I needed to say at that point. I think first and foremost, he’s a very talented guy and I send much love to him and to continue to do what he’s doing. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. It was a good battle, we got it done, it’s done. It’s over. It’s not over any woman.”