Common Confirms That "Sweet" Is About Drake (December 20, 2011)

When Common's song “Sweet” dropped in November, many praised Common's song for being a return to the essence of battle rap. In a radio interview with Sway Calloway, Common confirmed that sentiment.

When asked about speculation that “Sweet” was aimed at Drake, Common communicated that if Drake was offended by the song, then it was about him. His anger may stem from comments that Drake made about being the best lyricist in the game—or from his relationship with Serena Williams, Com's ex. Whatever the motivation, Common decided to get it all off his chest on “Sweet.”

Com was quick to let fans know that it was all about the MC's art. But seeing a living legend flex his skills against one of the best new lyricists in the game was one of 2011's most exciting musical moments.