Shyne discussed his recent reconciliation with Diddy in an interview with XXL. The animosity had bee long-standing, stemming from Shyne's role in the infamous 2000 New Year's Eve shooting that involved Diddy and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. Shyne would spend a little under a decade in prison, but now he says there is no more bad blood between he and the Bad Boy mogul.
“You can’t overstate the cultural significance of what Shyne and Diddy reconciling means,” wrote Shyne. “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,” he continued. “It’s a new day! L’chaim!!!”
"On a scale of what this says to African and Latin American men, who have been trained to self hate and to self-destruct, this is a watershed moment,” he wrote. “The paradigm shift that’s taking place as the way Afro and Latin American men deal with each other is tremendous. This could be a gigantic step in putting an end to the cycle of hate and violence that is self-genocidal and destroying the minority community by sending fathers off to jail or an early grave.”