Drake spoke with Nah Right regarding the situation and confirmed that he won’t be responding to Common’s shots on the “Stay Schemin'” remix.
“No. Because despite how it’s been worded by him that situation is not a “hip hop moment” or a “battle for the sake of musical integrity”…it’s a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn’t a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.”
Drake also made the line ‘B*tch, you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym’ famous on the same track, in reference to Kobe Bryant’s divorce to Vanessa Bryant, however he reveals that he meant no ill will towards Vanessa.
“That line came from a conversation about being this young and making this much money and the fear of losing it all. I just used his potential situation to address my own life. I never intended to offend Vanessa or anyone else. That line had everything to do with me and what goes on in my head as a 25 year old man with this much income flowing in. Kobe is and always will be a friend and an icon to me.”
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