Rick Ross, "Stay Schemin'" feat. Drake, French Montana (2012)
Lyric: "It's feeling like rap changed, it was a time when it was rugged/Back when a nigga reached, it was for a weapon/Nowadays niggas reach just to sell they records"
Probable Target: Common
Common's 2011 album The Dreamer/The Believer featured some lyrics about "soft" singing rappers that many believed were aimed at Drake. A few weeks later, Drake appeared to respond on Rick Ross' Rich Forever mixtape, suggesting that the diss was just a ploy for attention. Foreshadowing the approach of his Meek Mill diss years later, Drake told XXL, "I made sure it would run in the club, because that's more painful than anything." Common responded directly with a "Stay Schemin'" remix, and even sampled Destiny's Child to challenge Drake to "say my name," forwarding the now widespread criticism that Drake never says his opponent's names on record. A couple years later they resolved the conflict, and Common admitted that the root of it all was that they'd both dated the same woman, tennis superstar Serena Williams.