Orthodox Jewish rapper Shyne is taking offense to MMG leader Rick Ross' new mixtape, "The Black Bar Mitzvah." Shyne feels insulted as it seems Rozay is making light of a very sacred Jewish ritual.
Shyne took to Twitter Sunday to express his feelings on the matter."First they criticize me for being a Jew, now their favorite fake rapper is having a black bar mitzva. GTOFH," the former Bad Boy rapper tweeted.
Shyne isn't a fan of Rick Ross to begin with. He still takes issue with with the fact that he was once a corrections officer, and now he's a rapper. "He's alright, but he's not real." Shyne said.
According to HipHopDX, Shyne takes the Jewish faith very seriously, and finds it upsetting that Rozay is actually profiting from it.
In an interview with MTV News Monday, Shyne made sure to be clear that he has no real hatred for the Bawse. "I ain't mad. It's just, I think he's corny. I have no respect for what he represents, for who he is. Let's just start with that," Shyne said. The Orthodox Jew feels that Rozay naming his mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah is a sign he's "obsessed" with him.
Shyne converted to judaism during his nearly 9 year prison sentence, Rolling Stone reports. He was found guilty after 3 people were injured in a New York City club incident in 1999. Rapper Diddy was also put on trial, but was acquitted. The two didn't speak for many years, but finally buried the hatchet, or so it seemed. In August, Shyne made a diss track about the Bad Boy CEO saying he promised to get him back in the US, but did not keep that promise, VIBE reports.
Shyne was released from prison in 2009 and then deported to his birth country of Belize.
Since then, he has been enjoying life as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, but is ready to return to the United States, HipHopBlog reports.
"We're working on it," Shyne explained in May. "It's been three years, so I finished my parole. The ban from America starts from three to 10 years, so now it's time to start making those applications.
On September 26, Shyne released a free album called Gangland to celebrate the 12th anniversary of his self-titled debut with Bad Boy Records, AllHipHop reports.
Shyne considers the project his "best work yet."
Meanwhile, Rozay's mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah was released Tuesday October 9 at midnight on Datpiff.
The term "Black Bar Mitzvah" was made popular by Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z when he spit the line in his 2007 single "Roc Boys."
So far, Rick Ross has not responded to any of Shyne's comments.