This could get ugly. Shyne and 50 Cent have been tossing barbs at each other for years now and with ’Po releasing music again it looks like things will be heating up again. Shyne poked at 50 first in this recent spat as the former Bad Boy Records artist spit on his track “Belize,” ’I’m about a dollar, what the f— is 50 Cent,” lifting bars from fellow Brooklyn MC Jay-Z.
Fif, of course, didn’t take too kind to the dis.
In a conference call held for DJs to speak with Shyne earlier this week, 50 abrubtly crashed the conversation and disparaged the Def Jam rapper.
Shyne responded via Skype in an interview with MTV News’ Shaheem Reid.
“Wow. That’s like an all-time low,” Shyne said. “I didn’t know he was so desperate. He’s gone from confidential informant, witness-protection program dude, getting order [of protection] on muthaf—as. Now he’s a stalker. I was in shock. He called up saying he was ’Jamal from Harlem.’ He didn’t call up saying he’s Curtis Jackson, Hawaii 5-0. He’s a busta. I can’t believe it. I can’t believe he would stoop to that low. Then again, a guy in the witness-protection program, he has no shame.”
Shyne said he wasn’t aware that it was 50 who had called in until after he’d finished his interviews.
“You know how it is. When you do these things, you always gotta expect a muthaf—a to call and he might be disgruntled. We took it as another disgruntled person. ’Cause you know, I don’t know what his voice sounds like. I don’t listen to nothing he do. If we on the yard, and they put his video on, they change the TV in the yard,” Shyne explained, referring to his recently completed prison stint. “I don’t jack that dude on no level. I don’t know what his voice sound like. But somebody at Def Jam caught him. He’s been reaching out to one of my generals in the street begging for peace. He caught his voice too. It was after the fact.
“I thought it was somebody who was having a bad day, who wanted to know the situation. It wasn’t until after everything was finished, muthaf—as at Def Jam was like, ’That was Boo-Boo. That was Hawaii 5-0.’ I was like, ’No. No.’ Then he put the out, like he was talking reckless. He’s a creep. Any of my comments have been honest comments. These dudes do anything, I don’t give a f—. It never bothered me. The fact that he’s sitting in New York, selling his Vitamin Water, listening to my Ustream. What the f—? You’re stalking me. Go take some steroids. Find something to do.”