News: Bad Boys In Paris: Shyne & Diddy Finally Meet Face-To-Face For The First Time in Years
Sunday, Mar 4, 2012 7:36PM
After years of tension, former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne and ex-boss Diddy, have finally reunited, as seen in a new photo of the duo during Paris Fashion Week.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Although details of the reunion between Puff & Shyne are minimal, this photo, uploaded by the hip-hop mogul himself via Instagram, proves they are once again on speaking terms.
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)
A day prior, Diddy and Bad Boy artist Cassie were spotted in Paris, as mentioned on her Twitter.
Cassie and Diddy pulled into Paris for Fashion Week on Saturday. The Bad Boy superstars caused a frenzy on the streets upon arriving in the fashion capital. Fans swarmed their vehicles and the paparazzi clamored to get a shot as they made their way to trendy boutique Colette. (Rap-Up)
Back in January, Shyne revealed he would meet Puff face-to-face once again 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)
Check out a recent Shyne interview below: