Despite reports earlier today (October 6) that Shyne was freed from prison, MTV News has learned that the Belize-born rapper is being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs, due to his questionable status as a American citizen.
The 30-year-old rapper, who was scheduled to be released today, has spent nearly a decade of his life in both the Clinton and Woodburne Correctional facilites in upstate New York. He is now in an undisclosed facility in Western New York awaiting to see if he will be deported.
Po was serving time on assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession charges for an incident that occurred in December ’99. While partying at Club New York in Manhattan with then label boss Diddy and Jennifer Lopez—Puffy’s girlfriend at the time—Shyne got involved in a shootout, leaving three people injured.
He was sentenced on June 1, 2001 to ten years. Diddy, who was also charged in the crime, was acquitted.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more details are revealed.