Common On The Grammy Awards Red Carpet // Drake Seated At The Grammys With His Father
Rumors went rampant after the 54th Annual Grammy Awards took place last Sunday where both Drake and Common presented. The rumor was that Drake and Common supposedly fought on the red carpet. According to Hip Hop Wired, those rumors are not true, but they are now confirming that Drake was in-fact confronted by Common about the back and forth disses and Drake’s father intervened–stopping the two from having problems and supposedly squashing their “beef.” The altercation almost turned violent and cops were also called, but at the time of arrival peace was already made between the two “Sweet” MC’s.
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.