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[EXCLUSIVE] Common & Drake Squashed Beef At The Grammys


Hip-Hop Wired has learned that Common and Drake actually squashed their beef at the Grammys, clearing up previous reports that the two rappers almost got into a violent altercation.

Apparently, both Drake and Common’s entourages happened to be in the same area at the end of the Grammy red carpet, near where artists were being distributed their VIP credentials to enter the Staples Center, according to a source in the latter’s camp. Common felt it was awkward for two men that had exchanged words in song to be in the same vicinity without saying anything to each other. With the two eyeballing each other intensely, Common asked Drake, “What’s up?”

Drake responded with a “What’s up?” of his own, and Common tried to approach him with the intent of speaking to the Toronto rapper one on one. However, Drake’s security and other members of his entourage defensively intervened in his progress. Allegedly Drake said, “Yo, I grew up listening to this dude, what’s the problem?,” while his security was telling Common, “We respect you, this isn’t necessary.” But Common wanted to talk to Drake “man to man,” angered that two rivals would cross paths and just not speak.

One of the members of Drake’s crew turned out to be his father, Dennis Graham, who told Common the two artists “need to cut this out, y’all are better than this.” According to the source, the elder Graham’s intervention made Com change his approach, with cooler heads prevailing and the two rappers eventually going off to the side and speaking to each other alone. Holding true to the words he said in an interview moments before, Common and Drake exchanged pounds, and told everyone in their respective camps the beef had been squashed.

Police did arrive after hearing about a commotion, however they did not need to intervene with the situation already having been settled. Also, according to our source, no other YMCMB artists were present, which could have aided in the situation not getting out of hand.

Light skinned brothers unite.

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  • Anonymous

    Good to hear they chopped it up. But why not have Drake’s pops take them out to the street like fathers in the hood do, and let them shoot the fair one while he’s the referee?? THAT woulda been real.

    • Mani

      because Drake is from TORONTO, not the “streets.” These are grown men. I’ll expect to see your own on WSHH in the future…

  • Mike

    I figured as much. Common is an MC, first and foremost.  He settles his battles on the mic. He has been in fights but isn’t a bully or someone outta control.  And Drake aint about that life, even with his security. I knew he didn’t swing on anyone.

    Good they squashed their beef man to man. I can respect that at least…

  • Martinezk2443

    Yo common my boy.
    G.O.O.D. Music!

  • Smmmoke

     This was cool but what always worried me about the whole ordeal is how RAP and it’s perception ruined what could’ve been a memorable hip hop moment. This should’ve been a battle and never was a beef. (Non Hip-Hop) People tried to make it a beef because they were afraid of what happened in past beefs that got out of hand but this really shoulda been just a battle in the spirit of great hip hop.
    I believe that’s all Common was doing and Drake didn’t wanna participate and tried to say it was because of Common’s new album but he kind of ruined his chance at putting out some great battle-style replies. Oh well.
    The hip hop community needs to embrace the fact that we can disagree and even dislike without taking things to the extreme (violence, sabotage, etc.).

  • Craiglistseller9000



    At the end of the day hip hop is versatile n imbrace to all walks of
    ppl also in a business like common
    drake or any MC it will be competitive all being said sometimes its healthy 4 Hiphop.
    It’s also to commonly known 4
    ppl especially black ppl hating on
    each other almost 4 petty reasons
    n alike it’s so pitifully ridiculous as well as a shame of this type of
    behavior can we just grow up n learn to respect each efforts to make living to doing something he or she likes perusing. 1 Love…

  • CommonSense4WSHH

    sounds like complete n utter bullshit