Almost 13 years after being arrested following the infamous shooting at Club New York in 1999, which involved Sean "Diddy" Combs and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, former Bad Boy rapper Shyne has made peace with his former boss.
The Brooklyn MC who served nine years in a New York prison for his role in the incident, has often criticized Diddy for his cooperation with the prosecution in the trial, calling him a snitch. However Shyne now tells MTV News, all has been forgiven.
"As far as Puff is concerned, that's been a long time coming," said Shyne. "He had reached out to me twice while I was in the pen, but I just wasn't ready for it… I felt how I felt, I said what I said. In retrospect, when you looked at the way he handled it, he held it down, he wore it," Shyne said of Diddy. "He ain't had nothing to say; always had good things to say. It was always 'Yo, whatever Shyne need, we got him.'"
Shyne says he had a phone conversation with Diddy after having a dream about their late friend Anthony "Wolf" Jones.
"Our relationship wasn't just business; it wasn't me just being a rapper on Bad Boy. We had a solid relationship, we had a brotherhood, me, him and Wolf, and I just felt the need to just reach out, because again, he just kept it tall no matter what I said," Shyne said. "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."
As previously reported, Shyne recently talked about the negative impact that being locked up has had on his music. "Going to prison killed me," he said. "It killed me. When I came out I was dead and I didn't even know that. For me, I think I should have made the people understand that we're talking about right now a long time ago. Nobody wants to hear an excuse too long, but I think it would have gave them a perspective of what was going on with me."
The former Bad Boy artists went on to promise to make better music in the new year.
"I can't wait [for fans to hear it], but I got to make sure it's right because they were waiting for so long and then it wasn't what it was supposed to be," he said. "I'm a a million times better than that, though. I think the people are going to roll with it."
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