During a Skype call from Paris with MTV News on Tuesday (January 17), Shyne, who legally changed his name to Moses Levi and practices Judaism now, revealed that he and Diddy recently buried the hatchet by way of a phone call and plan to meet in Paris in coming weeks.
“As far as Puff is concerned, that’s been a long time coming,” Shyne said of the conversation he had with the music mogul. “He had reached out to me twice while I was in the pen, but I just wasn’t ready for it.”
While serving time, Shyne says wasn’t ready to reconcile with Puff and often expressed himself about his Bad Boy boss negatively. “I felt how I felt, I said what I said,” he said about how he once felt, stating that he now feels differently. “In retrospect, when you looked at the way he handled it, he held it down, he wore it. He ain’t had nothing to say; always had good things to say. It was always, ‘Yo, whatever Shyne need, we got him.’ ”
What prompted Shyne to squash the beef with and reach out to Diddy was a dream he had about Anthony “Wolf” Jones, a mutual friend that was gunned down in Atlanta in 2003. ”Our relationship wasn’t just business; it wasn’t me just being a rapper on Bad Boy,” he explained. “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.”
Although Shyne didn’t go into details about his conversation with the Ciroc Boy, he did say he feels like the two are in a much better place now.
For me, the conversation was a confirmation of what I felt,” he said. “Son kept it super tall, and that’s what it’s about. When a man says, ‘Listen, as a man, I make mistakes and I own that.’ What could you do?
“I just feel real good about moving on with our relationship,” he continue. “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.” —Gina Montana