July 24th, 2012 by faye
Rapper Common is facing foreclosure on his Chicago apartment after allegedly falling behind with his mortgage payments since March.
According to reports, hip-hop star Common — whose real name is Lonnie Lynn — co-owns a Chicago apartment with his manager, Derek Dudley, which they got in 2008. However, the honchos from the Bank of America claim that the two have failed to make any mortgage payments on their property since March. As such, the bank chiefs have already filed foreclosure documents in a bid to recover their money.
Media outlet TMZ reported that the bosses from the Bank of America are demanding the full total of the mortgage, plus interest and penalties — which is worth more than $345,389.
According to the rep of Common, the two sides have reached an agreement already, explaining, “The Chicago property is not being foreclosed on. They have reached an agreement to sell the property to an individual with a closing date set for early August. Bank of America is aware of this fact.”
Rapper Common, who spends most of his time in Los Angeles, is said to have been increasingly successful in his transition from singing to acting.
The 40-year-old hip-hop star has appeared in a number of high profile films, which include “Just Wright” and “New Year’s Eve.” The latest film of Common, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” will be out later this year, and he still has two other films in post-production.
Although he is single as of the time being, Common has been in relationships with tennis star Serena Williams and singer Erykah Badu.
February 15th, 2012 by faye
The feud and hatred is certainly not over between rappers Drake and Common!
According to reports, Drake and Common got into not only one, but two separate fights while they were at the backstage of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Each time, the altercation between Drake and Common had to be broken up by “uniformed police.”
Common finally admitted that he rapped about Drake in one of his songs. Additionally, Common claimed that he and Drake had long settled the argument between them.
Common told Fuse in an interview:
“It was all in the art of Hip Hop but it’s kind of over now. It’s over. But it was all in the art of Hip Hop. He said some things to me so I had to say some things back… I wouldn’t say [he started it] but I know I heard something that I felt was directed to me so I addressed it. That’s all. But you know, thank God we were able to move forward from it and all is good.”
The enmity between Common and Drake began when Common dropped a line in his song “Sweet,” stating “Singing all around me man, la la la/You ain’t mutha—-ing Frank Sinatra,” which many believed to be about Drake, and later confirmed by Common. Drake apparently retaliated with Common’s attack with a track titled “Stay Schemin’” with lyrics such as ““t’s feeling like rap changed, it was a time it was rugged/Back when if a ni–a reached it was for the weapon, nowadays ni–as reach just to sell their record.”