Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has had a pretty big few months rekindling relationships as of late but possibly none bigger than coming face-to-face with hip-hop elite Jay-Z and Kanye West overseas this week.
Based on footage of Shyne alongside The Throne, the deported rapper ran into Hov and Yeezy at this week’s Cannes Film Festival.
Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Kid Cudi and Big Sean weren’t the only celebrities on hand for Kanye West’s big event at Cannes yesterday evening. Former Brooklyn Bady Boy Shyne was in the house, or in the tent, for the much hyped screening when he bumped into a few old chums: Jay-Z and Kanye West. Kanye produced for Shyne on one of his previous efforts while Hov remained close with Po, reportedly attempting to sign the now Jewish rapper upon his return from a ten year prison sentence. (RapFix)
Further reporting claims Shyne has his very own documentary coming out soon.
Kanye West isn’t the only rapper with his own film over at Cannes. Shyne caught up with the Throne, (Jay-Z and Kanye West) and rekindled his friendship with the two rap giants, while telling them all about his new documentary. Shyne and Hov posed for a picture after Yeezy’s Cruel Summer premiere and no doubt discussed old tales from Brooklyn before chatting it up about Shyne’s forthcoming film and documentary. The flick is called Then, Now & Forever, and tells the tale of the incredible musical and spiritual journey Moses Levi experienced in the past decade. (Global Grind)
Last week, the Brooklyn native discussed recently reuniting with ex-boss Diddy.
“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)
Coincidentally, Shyne and Diddy also bonded overseas, during Paris 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)
Check out a recent Shyne interview below: