Former Bad Boy Rapper Shyne Has a New Job In Politics

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shyne and Diddy

Diddy has mentored dozens of rappers and given numerous acts a shot at superstardom. One of which is rapper Shyne. Unfortunately, Shyne’s rap profession was minimize brief when he was arrested alongside Diddy for a nightclub taking pictures within the late 1990s. He’s since traded music for a profession in politics and now holds a seat with the Belize House of Representatives.

Shyne and Diddy
Shyne and Diddy | Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage

Shyne’s time on Bad Boy Records ended along with his arrest

Shyne, born Jamal Barrow, was a rising rap artist signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records within the late 1990s. While partying with Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, and a small entourage in New York City in late December 1999, an argument between Diddy and one other patron ensued. Shots rang out and several other individuals have been injured.

The evening resulted within the arrest of each Diddy and Lopez, a infamous night that Lopez admits put a damper on their relationship. Witnesses alleged Shyne pulled the set off. He later admitted to firing photographs throughout the ruckus.

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Billboard experiences that Syne was sentenced to 10 years in jail in June 2001. A choose discovered his actions deplorable and dangerous to different partygoers but in addition counseled Shyne for his expertise and involvement in numerous charities. Shyne was simply 22-years-old on the time of the sentence. 

While Shyne was charged with first-degree assault, gun possession, and reckless endangerment, Diddy and his bodyguard have been acquitted of bribery and gun possession.

At the time of the sentencing, Diddy launched a press release in Shyne’s protection. “Shyne’s sentence is unfair and extreme as I know he had no intention of hurting anyone,” he stated. “My prayers are with him and his family. I’m shocked by today’s outcome. I will continue to support Shyne throughout his appeal.”

Shyne is now a member of the Belize House of Representatives

Following his arrest, Shyne was deported again to his native of Belize in 2009. The relationship between Diddy and Shyne soured whereas Shyne was in jail as he felt he took the autumn for his former boss. 

The pair nonetheless reconnected in Paris in 2012. But per MTV News, the reunion was short-lived. Shyne later dissed Diddy on a observe. He additionally alleges Diddy fell via on his guarantees to assist him earn entry again into the US, in addition to provided him cash in return for the time he spent in jail.

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It seems to be like Shyne is transferring previous hip hop and the meat between him and Diddy and transitioning into politics. Billboard experiences that Shyne was lately elected to Belize’s House of Representatives.

Shyne is the son of Belize’s Prime Minister. The former rapper’s sister, Denise “Sista B” Barrow, can also be in politics and received the Queen’s Square constituency. 

He celebrated the brand new feat on Instagram, writing “From Hip Hop to the House of Representatives,” he started in a post. “Thank you Mesopotamia!!! It is with the greatest humility that I accept this victory for us! We won today! This victory is for all those who are just like me in Mesopotamia, Belize, and the world over! All those who have taken a fall! All those who have stumbled on their life’s journey.”

Shyne is now a married father of 1. He retains his followers and followers up to date on social media.

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