Common has defended Nas after he received criticism for dissing his daughter on a new single.
On 'Daughters,' Nas calls out his 17-year-old daughter Destiny for posting a photo of condoms by her bedside on Twitter. Nas was then blasted by Destiny's mother Carmen who believed that he should have aired his issues in private.
Coming to his rescue, Common believes that rappers have the freedom of speech in their art. "I feel like in art you gotta be free to express what you need to say," he told XXLMag.
"That's our job. That's what we do. When you an artist, you can pour out your soul. Sometimes that's the way to get it out. I don't think it's different than what Marvin Gaye was doin', it's the same mentality."
"Marvin Gaye did an album called Here, My Dear. The judge said he had to give all the proceeds from one of his next albums to his ex wife that he was divorcing. So he wrote all the songs about they relationship."
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