News: Cassie Compares Shyne To Rick Ross, "He's One Of The Nicest People"

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 9:04AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singer Cassie recently talked about meeting Shyne face-to-face during Paris Fashion Week in France and how impressed she was by the former Bad Boy's proper mannerism.

Comparing Shyne to rap star Rick Ross, Cassie had nothing but pleasant things to say about the rapper.

"He is one of the nicest people, just like Rick Ross, and down-to-earth," Cassie said when asked about meeting Shyne during Paris Fashion Week. "I like when people have very little words when they speak. When they say something, it means something. They're not just talking to hear themselves talk." (BBC Radio 1Xtra)

Over the weekend, a photo of Shyne and ex-boss Diddy posed together emerged online.

It's been a long time coming, but today Bad Boy president Sean "Diddy" Coombes reunited with former Bad Boy signee Jamal Michael Barrow AKA Shyne now known as Moses Levi after embracing Orthodox Judaism. The two met up at the Kenzo fashion show at Paris Fashion Week today and Diddy twitpic'd the picture above. Salute to being grown men! (Soul Culture UK)

Back in January, Shyne revealed he would meet Puff face-to-face in the City of Lights.

"As far as Puff is concerned, that's been a long time coming," Shyne exclusively told MTV News of the conversation he and the Bad Boy CEO had earlier this month. "He had reached out to me twice while I was in the pen, but I just wasn't ready for it." Shyne wouldn't elaborate on the details of his and Combs' conversation, but he did walk away from the call in a much more positive place. "For me, the conversation was a confirmation of what I felt. Son kept it super tall, and that's what it's about. When a man says, 'Listen, as a man, I make mistakes and I own that.' What could you do?" Well what can they do? Surely the two can get back into the studio, but Shyne didn't dish on any new musical developments. He did reveal that the two plan to have a second conversation, this time in person. "I just feel real good about moving on with our relationship. Me and son, we gonna get together in Paris -- I'm in Paris right now. We gonna get together in a couple of weeks, and we gonna sit at the roundtable." (MTV)

In summer 2010, the former convict admitted he did not understand Diddy's lack of support during their 2000 court battle over a nightclub shooting.

"I don't know whether he was nervous, afraid," Shyne says of Puffy. "When you're afraid and you're emotional, that's a different survival tactic. Those are the people that do anything, regardless of character and integrity, to preserve and protect themselves, regardless of who they hurt. I guess maybe that was the situation. Never been in a situation like that, where he facing years, and he got hundreds of millions and all that shit at stake. But where I'm from, doesn't matter. You lose everything for your comrade. Again, if you're in battle, I'll catch a bullet, too. It ain't like, Yo, he's dead. Don't make no sense for me to die, too. Nah, I'ma die, too! So you hope or you take for granted that all men are the same. But I know all men are not." (XXL Mag)

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