It's hard not to feel sympathy for Shyne. He spent the better part of his adulthood behind bars for a crime he may not solely have been responsible for, and he ended up getting deported the moment he was freed. But since his release, he's really been racking up negative attention. Two factors seem to bear responsibility.

One: he keeps inserting himself into the news via false or overblown controversies (hating on Kendrick Lamar, accusing Rick Ross of mocking his recently-discovered faith). Two: incarceration somehow destroyed his rap talent, and he hasn't released a worthwhile song since the early 2000s. The best defense of his career is that he's suffered and so should be left alone to put his life back together. But every time he makes headlines, he makes it that much more difficult.