Common Reflects On His Rap Beef With Ice Cube

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Common takes a trip down memory lane and recalls beefing against fellow rapper, Ice Cube. 

The Chicago rapper recalled that their beef could’ve gotten ugly after a conversation that caused tension between them. While on Carmelo Anthony and The Kid Mero’s podcast 7PM in Brooklyn, Common explained how it all went down. 

“Ultimately, I felt good that we kept it on wax. It was getting to that point with me and Cube, because they was looking at me like, ‘Oh, Common’s just the backpack dude,” he said. 

He continued, “But then we had a little confrontation in Atlanta and this was like ‘95 where- and like I said, me and Cube, it’s all love now- but at that point we had a little confrontation and I was like, ‘Man, this might get ugly.’”  Common said that their beef happened around the same time when The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac were murdered in 1996 and 1997. 

However, Common and Ice Cube never got into a physical altercation with the help of Minister Louis Farrakhan. “And thank God for Minister Farrakhan ‘cause at the time, Biggie had just passed, obviously ‘Pac had passed before him and it was like, ‘Man, you don’t know who going to do what,” he said. 

During that time, Ice Cube was a part of the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan held a sit-down for the two men. According to reports, the beef between the two began after Cube had an issue with Common rapping on the 1994 song “I Used To Love H.E.R.” 

“I wasn’t salty she was with them Boyz N the Hood,” Common said in the song. Cube would respond on Mack 10’s song “Westside Slaughterhouse,” which caused Common to release the song, “The B***h in Yoo.” 

Do you remember this beef between these two rap legends?