Shyne caused a stir with last month when he called Kendrick Lamar's debut good kid, m.A.A.d city "trash." Nowhere was this more controversial than on the West Coast.
Responding to claims that his West Coast pass was revoked, Shyne spoke to Streetkode.com. "First thing's first, I'm certified worldwide. I don't mob or thug on my block. I'm not local. I'm worldwide, wherever I go, I get the red carpet rolled out for me because I been about it. A lot of these dude's that's talking ain't never did nothin'! ...At the end of the day, it comes down to what you did. And what I've done is always be an honorable...individual. For these dudes to say they face what I faced and perform the way I performed, they can't say that."
"I don't care if you have a blue rag or a red rag - that don't make you no gangsta," he added.
Shyne also addressed Game's diss, "Cough Up a Lung." "That's my son. I got love for him. I always have love for him. I'm proud of him because he's something that I helped create. ...He studied me, and he aspired to be like me. ...I always have love for him because he never fronted. He always paid homage to me."
"I look at him as a little brother," continued Shyne. "But, you know, sometimes, your little brother do things that don't make sense."
"If I had knew [Kendrick was cool with] Game like that, I might have not said nothin', because I have that much love and respect for Game."