Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne appears unsatisfied making headlines for dissing Rick Ross and Diddy, now taking direct aim at Young Money superstar Drake.
Despite platinum plaques and awards to his name, Shyne taunted Drizzy’s image and impressive run in hip-hop.
“What does he do? He’s an actor from Canada,” Shyne told MTV News of the YMCMB rap star during a phone interview on Monday. “So he just studied Lil Wayne, studied Kanye… he studied them and he just acts like a street kid?” Shyne’s angst stems from Drizzy’s affiliation with Rick Ross, who he dubbed as “corny.” The exiled rapper also takes exception to some of Drake’s street-inspired lyrics, particular his “Headlines” rhyme where the he warns: “you gonna make someone around me catch a body like that.” “These dudes couldn’t exist in the Raekwon, Ghostface era,” Shyne said of the hardened 1990s era of rap which he is a product of. “If Big and ‘em was around and ‘Pac, c’mon man, they’d have these dudes for lunch.” (MTV)
Last winter, fellow New York rapper DMX discussed his problems with Drake.
“No, no,” X said when asked if he likes Drake. “I don’t like anything about Drake. I don’t like his f*cking voice. I don’t like what he talks about, I don’t like his face, I don’t like the way he walks, I don’t like nothing. I don’t like his haircut. I might just — let me shut up. Stop right there.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
A few days ago, the ex-convict detailed his issues with Rick Ross and Diddy.
“He’s the ultimate creep, so creeps stick together. That’s why those two [Ross and Diddy] roll hard, because he’s the ultimate creep. Listen, I’m a gentleman. I try to have honor with everything that I do. So it’s not about Shyne being mad and Shyne hating. Proof of that is that I gave this creep the opportunity to redeem himself and correct the mistake that he knows that he made, that he’s expressed to me over and over again,” Shyne added. “But he’s a creep. He pretends to be sorry. Maybe he even wants to be sorry. But he’s so much of a creep, he just can’t find that part of himself. Like when he say God is great, I think he’s talking about himself. He thinks he’s God. He has no accountability.” (Hot 97)
In August, the reformed rapper dropped his anti-Diddy track “You’re Welcome.”
“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”)
Check out a recent Shyne interview below: