Date: October 12, 2010
What Happened: As the story goes, Shyne signed a multi-million dollar deal with Island Def Jam after L.A. Reid traveled to meet with the then-newly released rapper in February 2010. Everything went south later that year when Shyne spoke with SOHH and went off about Reid and Def Jam while adding that he wanted to sign with Cash Money.
Here's a particularly damning snippet:
"I've been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don't care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don't know what they're doing. When you don't have a strong leader, where you gonna go? ... They don't care about hip-hop music."
It didn't take longâ€”about two weeks or soâ€”for Shyne to pen an open letter apologizing to Reid. Read that over at XXL.