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Common backpedals and calls Drake “clever” (but we’re not buying it)

In the escalating feud between Drake and rival rapper Common, the latter has thrown out all kinds of foul insults, calling Drizzy “soft,” “amateur” and even “Canada Dry” (horrors!). Now it seems that Common is trying to change his tune, telling Rolling Stone that he respects Drake as an artist, and that Drake “definitely said some real clever things and made some cool songs. I like his music.” The compliment doesn’t seem all that sincere (Common sounds more like a recalcitrant child being forced by his mom publicist to apologize than an honest-to-goodness admirer), but we’re pretty sure Drake won’t shed any tears over it—he has enough devoted fans already.

Common: ‘I Like Drake’s Music’ [Rolling Stone]