Former Bad Boy rapper Shyne visited The Joprah Show, where he retold the story of the infamous 1999 nightclub shooting involving Diddy.
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.”
“I was in fear for my life. 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,” he explained. “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.”
Shyne fled with Diddy, Diddy’s then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, after firing several shots. He says Puff was not so grateful about Shyne saving his life.
“I’m thinking about saving my life,” Shyne explained. “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.”