Common: Beef With Drake Was “An Emotional Thing” For Me & Started Over Serena Williams
Back in August 2011, rumors of Drake and Serena Williams dating began circulating after Drake sent out a tweet stating “@serenawilliams 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