Common Covers Uptown With Selita Ebanks, Says He Almost Married Serena Williams

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August 18, 2014 ‐ By
Source: Uptown

Source: Uptown

Torrei Hart isn’t the only person who can’t seem to get over their ex. In his recent interview with Uptown Magazine, rapper turned actor Common spoke about everything from violence in Chicago, the death of his dear friend J. Dilla and his relationship with Serena Williams.

Sitting, with the beautiful Selita Ebanks seductively and suggestively stroking his face, inside the issue Common explained what the reality of Rashid is really like. Check out some of the highlights below.

On almost marrying Serena Williams:

Common is single now, and enjoying his unattached life, but says he believes in marriage. He thought it would happen with Williams, but he is taking his time now before he jumps into something else. “If I’m in it as much as I was with Serena, as much as I loved her…it takes time to heal and find that peace to be able to move on.”

 

On being labeled as “soft”:

“I’m hardcore which to me is coming from the heart. Putting your heart on that paper and being true.”

 

Speaking for the first time on the death of close friend and industry peer J. Dilla:

“He was physically deteriorating. It would be sad for me to see. You know you coming home healthy. You feel guilty. It brought my own immortality to the forefront […] Until I did [“Rewind That”], I wouldn’t answer questions in interviews about him. I wouldn’t keep pictures around. That song has been part of my process in dealing with it still.”

 

On his tenth album Nobody’s Smiling and the youth of Chicago:

“One way of giving back is by having young Chicago artists on the album. This album is an action to increase awareness to people in the city. I owe it to Chicago […] The most beautiful thing about this project is it’s not ahead of its time, it’s not a throwback album. It feels like today. I feel like a new artist. There are people out there that don’t know my music, but they know me from acting. Some don’t know me at all.”

I find it so interesting that Common always finds a way to bring Serena’s name up–or agrees to talk about her so often in his interviews. I didn’t think too much of it until I heard that Serena straight up called Common one day and asked why he was always talking about her when they were no longer together? You’d think that maybe he’d pull up. But naw, she confronted him in 2010 and it’s 2014 and you just read her name. Perhaps Common is lamenting the love he lost. Who knows. But do you think he should chill a bit?

 

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  • Juanita Jordan

    I am so thankful Serena Williams did not marry Common. When I see Common, I see a boy trying to be a man. A self assured woman like Serena does not need to waste time on what I call Hollywood men still drinking milk from the bottle…i.e., still phased by the fame…not seasoned enough (not necessarily an older man, just a man comfortable in his own skin one whom tinsel town can’t make or break).

  • roo08

    ““If I’m in it as much as I was with Serena, as much as I loved her…it takes time to heal and find that peace to be able to move on.”

    AAAAW, wow he truly loved her and obviously still cherishes her but sadly it doesn’t always work out. Hopefully he finds someone to marry (and stays married, i know being in the industry can be tough on marriagedom). Good luck to him.

  • f

    He loved Serena but I think she wasn’t ready so she will look back on this when she gets older and will realize he is the one who got away. I loved them as a couple. But I love me some Common so he can talk about her how much he likes.

  • pow

    I’ll marry you :)

  • http://batman-news.com Letter Z

    I LOVE Common and I’m a huge supporter of both his music and acting career. His mind, his heart, his music — I connect.