Shyne: 'I Was Wrong About Chairman Reid”
The rapper apologises to the hip-hop mogul…
Shyne has since come to the realisation that he was wrong for what he said and explains the reason behind writing it in the first place.
He told XXL Magazine: "I was wrong about my assessment of Chairman Reid. After I stopped being all Carl Thomas emotional and things like that, I thought about the facts. Fact is L.A Reid was there when I was locked, a few feet away from death row and the Black Panthers. L.A. was on the visit floor on Rikers Island looking at me through them blinding bars, showing me he believed in that gang boy revolutionary music I make. A bond forged at the nadir of suffering, that's unbreakable. That's why I chose L.A. Reid over all the other distributors.
“We already went through it. I'll never forget what L.A. did for me behind that b-wall. Caged like an animal, stripped of all my rights; he gave me freedom, freedom to follow my vision. Freedom to make my momma smile after so many tears and sleepless nights weeping for her baby boy like Rachel the matriarch weeps for the Israelites."