Shyne was a rising star in the hip hop world that got derailed after an incident that saw him his freedom. In a brand new conversation with Fat Joe, the “Bad Boys” rapper is not only reliving the night, he’s standing by his decision-making.
“What was happening for me in my life in my time was a miracle, cause that incident in Club New York almost ended my career,” Shyne told Joe over Instagram Live. “All I used to pray for, I know I defended myself … I defended my friends.”
Shyne vividly recalls the cold night in December of 1999. “I was in fear for my life,” Shyne began around the 6-minute mark of the conversation. “Scar who was the instigator … I know Scar from Brooklyn. Those are my guys. I didn’t have a problem with him; that wasn’t my beef. That was Puff’s issue. They had a problem with Puff for whatever reason. Scar, Nino and the entire Brooklyn crowd was in Club New York. I seen them, it was all love but when they started arguing with Puff … I know what these Brooklyn guys are capable of. I know what Scar is capable of. I know what Nino is capable of. I know what happens once these arguments start. Once they start, it becomes a problem — a serious problem. Once he starts talking crazy, yeah, I became afraid for my life. Once he says it’s about to happen then it’s about to happen.
“I seen somebody reach for a gun and I reached for my weapon and I defended my friends and myself. Cause once he starts firing, once whoever else pulls out a gun and starts firing, it doesn’t stop there.”
Shine would continue to speak on making the decision that changed his life, but reassures he believes he made the right move.
“I’m thinking about saving my life,” Shyne told Joe. “I’d rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. I think for [Puff], he’s a corporation. And he’s thinking about the corporation. So obviously, something like that affects the corporation terribly. At the time, I was thinking life or death. We didn’t have an opportunity for him to say, ‘Thank you for saving my life, saving Jennifer’s life … for saving all our lives.’ Cause he was thinking about the corporation. Did I jump the gun? Absolutely not.”
Check out the segment below.