January 31st, 2012 by Navjosh
Drizzy has finally opened up on Common’s ‘Stay Schemin‘ diss. There had been reports circulating that Drake will not be reacting to Com’s attacks. But now in an interview with Nahright on the sets of The Weeknd’s ‘The Zone’ video (pictured above), he makes it very clear that he is going to stay away from the negativity. Here’s his response and justification:
So people want to know: will you respond to Common?
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.
He also explains the Vanessa Bryant reference on ‘Stay Schemin':
There’s a line from your “Stay Schemin” verse about Kobe’s soon to be ex-wife Vanessa that has gotten some negative attention. Can you speak to what you were trying to express with that line?
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.