News: Shyne Calls Diddy A Liar, "He Never Spoke To Me [ & I'd Never] Accept A Phone Call From Him"
Friday, Oct 9, 2009 5:45PM
Shyne has released a statement denying reports of a recent phone conversation with Diddy and said he would "never" speak with the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO.
The rapper, who finished serving eight years of a prison sentence this week, questioned Puff's recent claims.
"I want it known that this supposed conversation is a figment of Sean Combs' imagination," he says in a statement. "He never spoke with me, he never visited me nor would I ever accept a phone call or visit from him. The only way I would do either of those things would be if he stepped up and did the right thing for the victims of the incident." (Rolling Stone)
In addition to his thoughts on Shyne's release, Diddy previously said they spoke to one another.
"It's a blessing that he's coming home," Puff told DJ Absolut in an interview last month. "I spoke with him a couple weeks ago. He sounded like he was in good spirits. I know he can't wait to get home. And I know he's definitely gonna heat the whole scene up. He's definitely gonna do it, you know what I'm saying, he definitely was one of the most talented young artists that I had the pleasure to work with so I'm quite sure he's been using his time wisely and I'm quite sure he has some heat." (YouTube)
According to Shyne's uncle, Michael Finnegan, the rapper may be deported back to his country of origin, Belize.
"He has been released from the prison and he is being attended to or being held by the immigration authorities," Finnegan said in an interview. "The matter will be dealt with by a well known immigration lawyer and he is being supported by Professor Overtree, you know the guy that was connected to the Barack Obama campaign, well known professor, and as I understand from them while I was there yesterday, the process would want to appear to be looking kind of positive. But as a family we are not over, we don't want to be too confident because any number can play once you're dealing with court matters." (7 News Belize)
The Clipse's Pusha T recently spoke with SOHH about Shyne's release.
"October 6th I hear, I hear [laughs]," Pusha jokingly confirmed. "I want a feature, I want a feature, I want a feature, I want a feature. Period. When the reports talked about Shyne coming home -- we reached out to Shyne for Hell Hath No Fury, early. We reached out to [Jive Records executive] Mark Pitts, we reached out to Shyne early. And I think, you know, we had communication with all them and that's why The Clipse got a shout-out in, what was that, Godfather Buried Alive? So I-want-a-feature-when-you-get-home! I been supporting you, I been everything. We've been riding around listening to Shyne, we never stopped. It never stops, Shyne is the man." (SOHH)
Check out Diddy speaking on Shyne below: