The hip-hop mogul hopped on Instagram this week to congratulate the 44-year-old, who spent several years behind bars (2001 to 2009) for his hand in a nightclub shooting that involved Diddy.
"Words can’t explain how proud I am of Shyne," Diddy captioned a photo of the pair together. "It’s truly remarkable to see everything he’s gone through and to see him turn his life totally around and get on the path to making a positive impact on his country and his people. His re-election is a major victory for him, Hip-Hop globally, and the people of Belize. Next stop, PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE! We’re not going to stop until my brother is the Prime Minister. I believe in you! I love you! I’m proud of you!"
“I don’t really blame that on him now as much as I did then,” Shyne explained around the 39:00 mark of the below video. “Because I did go through a stage of bitterness. But in retrospect, I blame it more on the lawyers that were advising him than him. Because his lawyers were there to secure a ‘not guilty’ verdict by any means.”
He continued, “When your lawyers are misleading you and misguiding you, I think that’s how everything fell apart. And he said that to me. He said, ‘I’m sorry, man. I shouldn’t have never listened to those lawyers.’ I forgave him. It was traumatic. I would forgive him and then you might hear me a few months later going in on him. That was over a decade ago and I was in a different space then.”