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Friday
Feb172012

Common, Drake Talk Out Differences on Grammy Night

Universal MotownContrary to reports that Common and Drake got into a physical altercation behind the scenes of the Grammys, the pair actually took time during music's biggest night to put an end to their drama.  Hip-Hop Wired reports that Common and Drake's entourages bumped into each other at the end of the red carpet, where VIP credentials were being handed out to enter the Staples Center.  A member of Common's camp tells the website that after all the lyrical jabs being traded between the two men, Common felt awkward not speaking to Drake, considering that they were in such close vicinity.  Some intense eyeballing took place before Common finally asked Drake, "What's up?," with Drake responding "What's up," back. 

Common tried to approach the young emcee to talk, but people in Drake's party stepped between the pair.  Drake allegedly said "Yo, I grew up listening to this dude, what's the problem?," while the Toronto rapper's security was telling Common, "We respect you, this isn't necessary."

That's when Drake's father, Dennis Graham, intervened, saying the guys needed to "cut this out, y'all are better than this."  The source says that the two rappers eventually went off to have a private conversation, later telling their respective teams that their conflict had been settled.  As reported, police did arrive at the scene, but the source says that by the time officers got there, things had calmed down.

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