Shyne called in to Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show to go on a rant about Rick Ross and Diddy, as well as to address his voice change. To start out the interview, Po blasted Rick Ross for his new mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah, stating that he has a problem with his Corrections Officer past and that Diddy told him that Ross took his whole style.
“Yo listen blood, homebody is a straight cornball, and I been saying that for a minute now. And one thing about Shyne Po, Shyne Po is consistent,” he said. “I always speak my mind. I just find it curious that when Shyne Po do his Judaism thing and I’m on my Israelite thing, dudes was taking shots and poking fun at that and now, fat boy is coming out with Black Bar Mitzvah. I have a lot of issues with him, but my most important issue is that to me, old boy is like Donnie Brasco. Dudes always say, he makes good music. It’s not about that. It’s about the integrity. Like blood, I have no problems with correctional officers. […] But if any of them CO’s would try to act like they was thugs or gangstas, I had no love for them because that’s not what they do. They civilians. So imagine Donnie Brasco, Sammy the Bull, coming out with an album talking about how gangster they are after they did what they did. My thing is, if you a cop, try to stay a cop.
“Black Bar Mitzvah was just basically another example of his pathetic behavior. He sound like me, Diddy told me that he took my whole style,” he added.
He also addressed his reconciliation with Diddy and then his recent diss track towards the Bad Boy mogul. He states that he tried to mend fences with his former boss and wanted to do something to benefit minority youth, but that Puff never followed through and ended up being a “creep.”
“He’s the ultimate creep, so creeps stick together. That’s why those two [Ross and Diddy] roll hard, because he’s the ultimate creep. Listen, I’m a gentleman. I try to have honor with everything that I do. So it’s not about Shyne being mad and Shyne hating. Proof of that is that I gave this creep the opportunity to redeem himself and correct the mistake that he knows that he made, that he’s expressed to me over and over again. But he’s a creep. He pretends to be sorry. Maybe he even wants to be sorry. But he’s so much of a creep, he just can’t find that part of himself. Like when he say God is great, I think he’s talking about himself. He thinks he’s God. He has no accountability,” he said. “It wasn’t no make up. It was an opportunity, like I said. I reformed, I rehabilitated myself. Because if I was the old Shyne, a lot of these dudes wouldn’t be alive right now. My arm is long, I could touch them from Europe. But I’m retired, so I see things different. For me, when he reached out ot me and apologized, it was like, what can we do for young African-Americans and young Latin-Americans? How can we inspire them? How can I teach them something from the terrible example that I set for them by being a gang-banger, by being a gansgers? What can I do to fix that? […] I was looking for the opportunity to reconcile with old boy and do something with the babies.
“He didn’t keep his word for that. He not about that. He’s not about helping nobody but him. It’s about nobody but him,” he said.
Finally, Po capped his rant by addressing his voice change, admitting that it sounded “terrible” when he first came out of prison but that being incarcerated was the cause of that.
“I admit that when I first came out of prison, my voice sounded terrible. I admit. This is another thing I’m trying to bring across. This is what happens when you go to prison for 10 years. This is real life, this is how it really goes. This is not one year and six months. And by the way, T.I. still ain’t had a hit then. The jail thing is a serious thing. So imagine 10 years,” he said. “So for 10 years, the way I’m talking to you now, I would never talk like this in prison. Right, because there’s rats all over. There’s people reading your lips all over. The point of prison is to get out of prison. So there’s a lot of things I had to do in prison that I won’t speak about and I’m not proud of, but I did that in a very humble and quiet way where nobody would know and I would never get in trouble because I would always contain myself.”
“When I went to the studio, I didn’t even realize I lost my voice. I sound dead. If you listen to that Gangland album right now, I don’t care how you feel. You feel Shyne Po.”