News: Shyne Credits Diddy For Making Him A Rap Star, "I Can't Thank God In One Breath & Blame Diddy In Another" [Video]
Saturday, Apr 14, 2012 5:59PM
Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne recently spoke on hooking back up with ex-boss Diddy and why the music mogul is entirely responsible for fueling his rap career.
Despite past issues, Shyne said he could never take away from how much guidance Puff has provided him.
"The really important thing was just meeting with someone who was like a brother to me, who was like a big brother to me," Shyne said in an interview. "[He] was a mentor, role model, taught me everything I know about the music business, taught me how to be a champion, taught me how to be undeniable -- I owe a lot to that guy." (Belize 7 News)
Shyne Po also explained his inability to maintain a never-ending tension toward the Bad Boy Records CEO.
"If I couldn't thank him for my fortunes, how could I blame him for my misfortunes? I can't thank God in one breath and blame Diddy in another breath. I can't work like that. This is a watershed moment, man, because I was one of those kids -- the only code I have is honor. I did what I was supposed to do, I didn't lie on another man to get myself out of trouble, I didn't talk about what another man did or didn't do to get myself out of trouble and that was the most important thing to me. And I was rewarded for that. I survived being incarcerated. I've been extremely fortunate, why, because I didn't sit down and blame anybody. ... I sat down and I held myself responsible." (Belize 7 News)
Last month, Shyne opened up on meeting Diddy face-to-face at Paris Fashion Week in France.
"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 prior, 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)
Check out Shyne's interview below: