If you were expecting this beef to escalate any further, it looks like you’re going to be disappointed. While Common seemed to attribute this whole rivalry to the competitive spirit of hip-hop, Drake has a different take on it.

When Nah Right asked, “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.

What do you think? Is Drake right and was this all a “scheme” to get Common in the spotlight around the release of The Dreamer, The Believer, or is Drake just backing down from a competition that has been a part of hip-hop for decades?