Common and Serena Williams

Common: Beef With Drake Was "An Emotional Thing" For Me & Started Over Serena Williams


(AllHipHop News) A battle between the two rappers who have made some of the most During a recent interview, Common admits that his 2011 beef with Drake started over Common’s ex-girlfriend Serena Williams.

Back in August 2011, rumors of Drake and Serena Williams dating began circulating after Drake sent out a tweet stating “ I cannot wait to put it on you and make you sweat……….during our match this weekend.” According to Common, the rumors of Drake’s relationship with his ex and concomitant publicizing of it rubbed Common the wrong way and three months later he released the inflammatory song “Sweet”:

I think that was, for me, an emotional thing. I was feeling like..at that time, I think ti was the “Drake/Serena situation” I didn’t know what was going on with that. I didn’t know if he was throwing things, shots or anything. This is my ex and we kind of going our separate. Unfortunately, the war might have been over a girl, even if at the time I never said that.

Common claims that the two squashed the beef on amicable terms. However, in a 2013 interview with XXL, Drake claimed to be the victor in the beef due to Common’s reaction to Drake’s “Stay Scheming” verse:

For you to delve into my mom and my dad’s a bitch and all that, you’re just reaching for impact moments but the bars aren’t really good, so it didn’t hit me. I never sat back and analyzed that, either. I only heard it once, and thought, ‘I think I came away with the W on that one

Check out Common address beef with Drake with VLADTV here.

  • The Legendary Troll

    lmao first time somebody got more emotional than drake

  • Thomas Smith

    And common ripped his ass for it too….lol

  • El Dogga

    Dayum….Drake claimed the W???? LOL!

    “It’s war to the bitter end/ If they ever say we lose, I’ll start it again”-50 “Hold on” smh!

  • ZUBU

    If Drake gotta tweet whatever he did with Serena that is weak. Reason Serena need to be with a grown asss brotha not a lil’ kiddy asss Canadian who needs to boast about his conquests. When I was a teen I use to boast, but you learn later to respect a woman’s privacy even if you are hitting. Women appreicate you keeping their business private, and as a result you will get more action.

    • Casor_Greener

      In the rap world boasting is the thing. Common went out like a chump and got bested on wax. Although that line “you aitn wet nothing up, you canada dry” was nice

      • Thomas Smith

        crazy as hell common ate that nigga alive with sweet and that freestyle….smmfh

      • Judah Nazayar

        yeah he did…. what the fugg are you talking about.. common dropped that nigga off

      • Shalove2

        Boys boast cause they don’t get much. Men keep their business to themselves.

    • Mo

      Well said

  • GP

    drake trippin. only thing he won was a us passport. boy common went song for song with westside connection alone, no help. drake get beef he callin weezy and wormman. only in America where we let this leftovers come to out country and make money , we go to they soil we killed kidnapped rob accused of fake crimes etc. Luck im not president if I was Obama I’d be getting head talking bout im finna drop my nuts on the countries

  • Myleage

    you beefing over your ex? after yall broke up? and you are a multimillionaire? that makes no sense. and its over a broad that has the looks and build of a man? weak.

    • Mo

      Only a person that never been in a relationship or had real love thinks that it’s weak

      • Blackshues

        I gotta agree with my man Myleage of this one. Common lost for this one. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. This is definitely a ho ass move by Common. To make matters worse, nothing was even confirmed with Drake and Serena. It was just a rumor. But Common was so insecure he felt the need to start some shit with Drake..smh, Common supposed to be one of the Dons of this rap shit meng..

      • Myleage

        exactly. and common is like what, 50? super weak shit

      • Myleage

        i have and i still think its weak. who cares if your ex moves on and dates someone else? thats some stalker shit. i can understand if him and drake were childhood friends but they are not. im sure drake didnt even know they dated. shit i didnt even know drake hollered at her. these rappers choose her over a dime ass model chick? im sorry but she looks waaay too manly

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        most niggas dont care but they are celebrities and shit be in public. you cant relate because you in the public eye. its not stalker shit, its everyday life. you know the meaning of stalker right???? if so then it doesnt apply here

      • Myleage

        it is stalker shit. if my ex gf was dating another celebrity i am not close to i would not care. its stalker shit to be all up on your ex’s ovaries and fight whoever she dates after you two are over. let the bitch go.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        Hahaha i feel you on that let that bitch go vibe though.

      • Celz

        Naw I respect Common.. Don’t like Drake and it’s weak.. You’re ex goes and gets with a puccy.. Go get some puccy yourself.. Don’t diss the puccy rapper (even tho I thoroughly enjoyed it).

        Common was out of line, he knows it, AND he’s a real nicca for admitting it honestly and openly..

  • Dointer

    Uncle Murder ended this beef in his Hot 97 freestyle over stay schemin.

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  • wickedjones

    “I don’t fight Sofia battle, he say. My job to love her and take her where she want to go.” Thats what the prizefighter told Harpo in the Color Purple. In other words Common took a L.

  • GTFOH, anyone acting like Drake’s “Stay Schemin” verse wasn’t the Nail In The Coffin for Common is Delusional…as much as I Think Drake is the most sensitive rapper out, i actually forgot that when i first started saying the term “He’s a Sensitive Rapper” it was after hearing Common’s “The Light” and the Eryka Badu “Love of My Life” Songs…Common needs to cut the Crap, Drake Killed Him with that Verse Easily.

    • Celz

      Stop it..

  • soyhiphop

    She looks like a man tho wide shoulders strong back might be something black guys are into..let me know cause I dont see an atractive bone in her

    • ZUBU

      I guess athletic women are not your cup of tea. Look at almost all female tennis players, swimmers, track athletes many if not most have broad shoulders, strong backs. As far as black guys liking her build, trust more than black guys like her build. White, Brown, Asian, etc. like her build. If you can’t find any beauty in Serena then you sound gay as heck.. Nothing wrong with you liking boys just keep that shiiittt over there…..

      • soyhiphop

        So cause I like feminin women like beyonce or Halle berry. I must be gay hmmm. Yet you talking bout a bitch who looks like Maurice chessknot with a wig on hmmm

      • ms marjane

        only weak men prefer weak women. just say you afraid serena would raise up and pop you in the mouth and just let it be..

      • soyhiphop

        So cause a girl dont have a sixpack shoulders like lebron james and big biceps shes weak? Ha..if I want a women like that shouldnt I just get a teanny ain’t it almost the same thing? I want my girl to be sexy to look like a …..girl maybe?

      • Celz

        You’re reaching… please… stop…

      • ms marjane

        Serena Williams has a six pack and shoulders like Serena Williams. Not like Lebron James. Being a strong woman, does not make her less of a woman, or less feminine. This is the same kind of logic that white slave traders used against black women for hundreds of years – they masculinized us because of our strong physicality, and used that as a basis to degrade us as women. It doesn’t help that you’ve taken two most light-complexioned girls and pitted them against Serena’s beautiful black self. Why cant she just be a strong beautiful woman? Why she gotta be a man to you? You want to date Halle Berry or Beyonce. Fine. What’s holdin you up..? Let’s not forget that neither of those two would want to talk to *you* cuz YOU don’t have a six pack, and shoulders like Lebron James. Okay? I don’t know what trans women have to do with this conversation, but you got into all that, noone else. But you do seem to favor looking at strong women as men, and that says something about you – just you – and noone else.

        Edit: I don’t think you should shame anyone’s body. Anyone. Period. Lest you plan on posting pictures of yourself for everyone else to criticize.

      • soyhiphop

        Are you a writer for jet magazine god damn! All I stated was shes not cute enough for two sucessful dudes to bicker over and save all that slavery shit for someone else.cause I’ve seen manly looking women of all races who look like trannies you probably a manly looking 7ft tall chick your self looking like chris bosh with make up..and what the hell is noone? Just write no one you special?

      • Shalove2

        No asshole you insulted her a made some kind of pseudo racist comment that Black men like that well, you troll around Black culture but you have no idea what it’s about. Keep working on that that closet you’re in. What’s that line they use oh yeah, “it gets better”.

      • Shalove2

        Yeah you eat dick

      • soyhiphop

        So mature you poor emotional sensitive being

  • Danny Burke Jr

    Drake aint get The W over common in that Beef Common destroyed Drake.

  • brotha_man

    common may have won the “lyrical war” but he just lost the battle. “Silence is Golden”

  • Markus

    Sounds like sour grapes on Common’s part. If drake sends your ex a tweet like that and SHE doesn’t check him, who told you that you should? And how do you know she didn’t like being played with that way? Drake didn’t steal his woman. They were broken up already. But I understand Common feeling some type of way about Miss Williams. Other than the fact in that picture there she looks kinda like Grace Jones, what man wouldn’t want a woman with that kind of body and those kind of pockets?

  • S.Soga

    Did he say he was emotional? Fought over a girl? An ex? That’s pathetic from Common. All those deep lyrics on his album and he behaves that way in real life? Shoot…

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      its not pathetic, he is human.

      • S.Soga

        Sure he’s human, so are you and me. But that’s not up for discussion is it? I’m just saying, for a guy in his 40s, loaded with dough and famous….and you gonna be emotional? over an ex? Fight over her as well? That’s schoolboy mentality and frankly weak because he can any girl he wants…and there are lots of women. Lots of pum pum around.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        i can dig it. to me though its rare that someone would admit something like that so thats why im not killing him over it. plus it was a while so i dont think it really hurts him in any way

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