News: Shyne On Ending Diddy Beef, "This Could Have Ended Like Tupac & B.I.G."
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 6:45PM
Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has finally opened up on calling a truce and ending an extensive feud with ex-boss Diddy last week in Paris when they met face-to-face.
Speaking via a statement, Shyne talked about what could have escalated if their feud continued.
"You can't overstate the cultural significance of what Shyne and Diddy reconciling means," Shyne wrote. "You know I'm about it when it comes to them hammers, thus unfortunately this could have ended like Tupac and B.I.G. But what if Tupac and B.I.G ended like this and reconciled? Let's celebrate this moment as a historical event and a victory for hip-hop and Afro and Latin American men trained to exterminate each other. It's a new day! L'chaim!!!" (XXL Mag)
A few days ago, Bad Boy Records' Cassie talked about meeting Shyne for the first time while in Paris.
"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)
Earlier this month, 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)
Check out a recent Shyne interview below: