Back in 2012 things got really awkward when Drake and Common started going tit-for-tat with direct jabs at each other in their music. Both artists remained hush hush about the cause of the beef until now. Common sat down for an interview with VladTV where he admitted that the drama was sparked because of Serena Williams. When asked about it he said, “For me it was an emotional thing…at that time I think it was the Drake-Serena situation. I aint know what was going on with that. I aint know if he was throwing shots at me like this is my ex and we kinda goin our separate ways…unfortunately the war might have been over a girl even though at the time I never said that.” He went on to explain that it was more an issue of respect. He’s glad that the beef never escalated beyond music and that he likes Drake as an artist and appreciates him as an emcee, now he has nothing but love for him. The two had a heart to heart and have made peace with each other.