Shyne recalled the first time he met 50 Cent, which occurred at Daddy’s House, Diddy’s famous recording studio located in the heart of Manhattan.
Editors note: Shyne was quick to point out that he is not attempting to slander anybody with the words he is speaking, he said he is simply stating the truth.
“I liked what he did with the UN and feeding the poor people in Africa, I respect that,” Shyne told AllHipHop.com, referring to 50 Cent’s Street King energy shot.
“But when it comes to the tough guy and hardcore rapping, you can’t do that. When I met him he was writing raps for Diddy on Forever. This was after Gotti and them poked him up in the Hit Factory and he ran to the cops and got a order of protection. He was walking around with a group of police, NYPD was holding him down. I swear to God he was in Daddy’s House in the lounge and he had security. He hadn’t sold one record. He hadn’t even put an album out.”
Shyne compared 50 Cent’s security to the type of protection that a famous artist like Jay-Z might use to ensure his safety.
“Hov was already selling millions of records, so of course you got to have security with you, cause you don’t wanna blow that investment. He 50 Cent was nobody, nobody knew who he was. He was hiding from Iv Gotti and Murder Inc. He’s the reason that Irv got indicted. He’s the reason that Kenneth Supreme McGriff is in prison for the rest of his life.”
Watch the exclusive interview with Shyne as he talks to AllHipHop.com about his first encounter with rapper 50 Cent.