News: French Montana Clarifies Drake/Common Remarks, "Like The Best Part Of A Movie Is The Action Part"
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 8:45AM
A day after Bad Boy's French Montana revealed Young Money star Drake is ready to take his issues with rap veteran Common to the streets, Frenchie has stepped forward to kill the hype.
While Frenchie admits Drizzy is up for the competition, he said him wanting to actually fist fight Common was purely joke-related.
"Shout out to Drake, shout out to Common. It's good for hip hop. You need it sometimes," he said in an interview. "There's nothing wrong with it. I said it I was playing around. But they ran with it like Drake really told me he wanted to fight or something. It was just a joke. I feel like, you know, rap is like a sport and if it wasn't for stuff like that, it would just be boring, you know? Like the best part of a movie is the action part. So that's what it is--we're all in a movie and the best part is....go at it, you know." (Complex)
Earlier this week, Montana revealed just how big of a problem Drizzy has toward the rapper-turned-actor.
"I think it was over [Serena Williams] or something like that," French said speaking on Drake and Common's feud. "Shout-out to Serena Williams. I'm staying out of that. With them, you've gotta look at it like it's hip-hop, it's competition, it's good for the music. I think Drake wants to fight. Yeah, I think Drake wants to fight. He said he can't wait to run into him. Man, I'm gonna hit him. I'm gonna let him know [we don't want him fighting]. Shout-out to Drake." ("The Angie Martinez Show")
A few days ago, the Chicago-based rap veteran got at Drizzy in a freestyle.
Common keeps his lyrical tiff at bay in the most recent round of subliminal shots against Drake. Common and V-103 held a private playback and Q&A session last night in Atlanta with radio personality Ryan Cameron at Vanquish lounge. As part of the evening's revelry, Cameron held up cue cards with words he wanted Common--always the adept freestyler-- to rap about over "The Light." When a certain Canadian rapper's name was called out, a very dapper Common playfully rapped, "You can ask why, people wanting me to keep dissing Canada Dry/I can't do that," a nod to his Drake name-calling on the "Stay Schemin (Remix)" "I'm talking too long with this amateur guy/ You ain't wettin' nobody n---a, you Canada Dry", Common lashed out in his original diss. (RapFix)
Coincidentally, Common said he had no interest in continuing his battle against Drake last week.
"I don't think I had anything to prove," Common says. "I just felt like somebody stepped and challenged me, so I had to step into the ring. He said some things that I thought were directed at me, so I had to address it back." Now that it's all out in the open, Common is ready to move on. "I feel like I said what I had to say, and I'm just going to let it be at that point," he says. "Now, if something else happens, then I'll just have to act accordingly. But right now, I feel like, man, I said what I needed to say about this situation on record." (Rolling Stone)
Check out French Montana's Hot 97 interview below: