Diddy and Shyne sent shockwaves across the hip-hop community when photos hit the internet of the former labelmates hanging out during Paris Fashion Week. The various photos that weekend confirmed the two put their much publicized past beef behind them. In a written statement, Shyne explains the reasoning behind the truce, and how their pact can help the young Black and Latin American communities.

“You can’t overstate the cultural significance of what Shyne and Diddy reconciling means. You know I’m about it when it comes to them hammers, thus unfortunately this could have ended like Tupac and B.I.G. But what if Tupac and B.I.G ended like this and reconciled? Let’s celebrate this moment as a historical event and a victory for hip-hop and Afro and Latin American men trained to exterminate each other, It’s a new day! L’chaim!!!”

via XXL

More from Shyne’s written statement, after the jump….

“On a scale of what this says to African and Latin American men, who have been trained to self hate and to self-destruct, this is a watershed moment. The paradigm shift that’s taking place as the way Afro and Latin American men deal with each other is tremendous. This could be a gigantic step in putting an end to the cycle of hate and violence that is self-genocidal and destroying the minority community by sending fathers off to jail or an early grave.”

Thanks again to XXL

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