The truce between former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne and Diddy is now up in flames as the deported emcee has taken aim at his ex-boss on a new record called “You’re Welcome.”
On the new record, Shyne questions Puff’s street credibility and business practices.
“He ain’t from there, this is not a smear, this is what they fear, the whole youth I swear,” Shyne raps, “Look, I seen the plot, what he did to Mase and did to Lox, what he did to Wolf and did to Ak/God Bless the dead, Notorious, Pac/Why would I think that I was different/So I just, sat in the distance/Kept my mouth closed, looked and listened/Learned all the trades of the sharks and fishes” (“You’re Welcome”)
According to hip-hop personality Miss Info, there are multiple layers behind his unexpected issues toward the rap mogul.
1) Shyne sounds surprisingly like the same guy he was when we first met back in the 90’s. 2) Shyne says he recorded this diss song a while ago, but only released it because he feels Diddy didn’t deliver on the promises he made when they reconciled earlier this year. 3) Shyne says he turned down Diddy’s offer of money, because all he wanted was for Diddy to lobby on his behalf and help him get a US-Visa. 4) Shyne’s other complaint was on behalf of the late Anthony “Wolf” Jones, who was Diddy’s bodyguard and close friend before he was killed in 2003. He feels that Diddy should take care of Jones’ surviving mother. Shyne says, “Don’t give me any money, I don’t need it. But take care of Ms. Jones. [Diddy] gave her $10k when I started talking to him, but that was it. But while we were in Paris, he spent half a million on his chick, Cassie…If it weren’t for Wolf, if it weren’t for me, things would be very different. There would be no Ciroc deal, he wouldn’t be worth close to a billion…” (Miss Info)
In May, Shyne talked about reuniting with Diddy and why feuds no longer had any relevance to him.
“Nah, that was a man moment. When men get together, it’s not about no music, it’s not about none of that,” he said. “Men sit down and talk about men things. Music didn’t come up. I haven’t seen the dude in probably 12 years, and 10 of those years were in prison. We had so much to talk about other than music. But you never know. I feel life is about forward movement, and when you’re holding on to things, you really can’t move. And I try to keep it pushing. That’s what that meeting was about. Nobody’s perfect and if a man talks to you as a man and as a brother and says to you, “listen, I did this, I did that,” and really man up, what could you do?” (Huffington Post)
In April, he explained his inability to maintain a never-ending gripe 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)
Check out “You’re Welcome” below: