Common may have taken shots at Drake on his remix to “Stay Schemin’,” but the Chi-town MC still respects his rival’s music. In a new interview, Common had some kind words to say about the Young Money star and is ready to leave the beef behind.
The two rappers have been battling it out on wax. Most recently, Drake dissed Common on Rick Ross’ Rich Forever cut “Stay Schemin’.” Common fired back with a vicious verse, calling Drake “Canada Dry.” But he had no malicious words to say about his adversary when speaking with Rolling Stone.
“I think he makes good music,” Common said of the Canadian MC. “He’s definitely said some real clever things and made some cool songs. I like his music.”
He explained why he decided to respond to Drake. “I don’t think I had anything to prove,” he said. “I just felt like somebody stepped and challenged me, so I had to step into the ring. He said some things that I thought were directed at me, so I had to address it back.”
But Common is done beefing unless Drake retaliates. “I feel like I said what I had to say, and I’m just going to let it be at that point,” he added. “Now, if something else happens, then I’ll just have to act accordingly. But right now, I feel like, man, I said what I needed to say about this situation on record.”
And while their fans may be invested in the feud, Common said it isn’t serious. “It’s nothing like, ‘Oh man, it’s so personal.’ It’s just the art of rhyming, man. The art of rhyming!”