Update: Shyne Remains in Custody, Facing Deportation

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.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Pierzy!!!!!

    YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!! Let the love begin!

    PUFF CUT THAT CHECK N*GGA!!!!

    J7M

    • Big Jon

      Thats cool, Ok Hov go scoop him.

      • Shade45

        1 hit wonder ass ma fucka, deport this cuban dickhead.. Yes i fuckin know hes not cuban

    • http://youtube.ca DONT WATCH DAT

      LISTEN UP! shyne po made a song b4 he went into da bin dont u niggas rememba? he said niggas was driving his cars, fucking his broads and breaking da laws? dont ya remember dat? every nigga in da counsel was a boss! diddy wasnt a boss he was da bitch!! had his little nigga po doin the dirty work. fkn nigga wouldnt bust back even if he was promised to get away. shyne po is a str8 up g. dats gangsta and gansgta for yo ass. fuk everyone over po. get dose motha fukaz back cuz only YOU know what happened nigga. and if u is a nigga like u say u is den lmao FUK BAD BOY RECORDS!!

  • Gatorbait

    I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this happy! No lie.
    Even if he decided to never make music again, I’m still overjoyed that he’s free!

    • PHARO

      10 years i been waiting for the new Shyne and now they deporting him.

      WTF

      Hopefully some big record label will sort out his citizenship.

      dude is still young still got a few years in him.

  • http://K1ngEljay.com King Eljay

    Yeah…

    *waits for Diddy to backpedal and say he supported Shyne*

    I’m glad he’s out. How long before you think a mixtape drops?

    • Enlightened

      Hopefully never.

      I guess I look at the game different. I look at all these mixtapes and “free” music as part of what has the game so watered down.

      We already have a million MCs. Then they all want to put out 10 mixtapes a year instead of one tight album.

      If I was that nigga and his label, I wouldn’t put SHIT out. The first thing you would hear is the first single off the new album. Like it used to be done. Make niggas fiend for that shit. The first thing you heard from 2Pac when he got out of prison was California Love.

      I don’t wanna hear a Shyne mixtape personally. I wanna hear a Shyne album.

      • cold

        the best comment ever

        • real talka

          I so fuckin agree,
          Enlightened said it just right. Everytime I turn around niggaz takin bout a mixtape, fuck a mixtape. Bring back classic albums then maybe album sales would go way back up from shit now.

      • R.A.W.

        WISE WORDS MY MAN! Good to finally hear someone talk about some real ish on this site.
        RAW

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        E you need to drop a blog on that because you’re on point with that statement.

      • latino heat

        cosign Enlightened. we heard enough Shyne mixtapes before that last album dropped. now it’s time for a real album.

    • noyzi

      the dude Puff already spoke to Shyne and I’m sure it was a temperature check to see if he’s got any problems when Po got home… I hope he did CTC though cause the brother can use the doe I’m sure…

      • Brix

        Noyzi you say cut the check cause he needs the doe? Puffy should cut the check cuz that dude took a bid for him!!! I might have to catch a case if Diddy dont CTC for that!!!!

  • trini Rap Star

    dan shyne has forever become irrelevant in the rap game. i’m sorry but u know and i know he cannot survive in 2009 his style has obvioulsy changed and which major label is going to sign him… NOT DEF JAM!!!!! so then who? i thought he turned soft and pious in jail. i’m sorry but how long will he live off the jail hype and that’s even if he decides to jump back into the music game again

    • Brix

      Tranny, Oh my bad I mean Trini. Give the man a chance. Just because he has not put anything out in a while does not make him irrelevant in todays climate. The man could have been honing his skills while he was away. He only has to look at Masta Ace and Ed O.G. for inspiration. If these cats can back after a lengthy hiatus and be relevant so can he.

  • baybinessbeezy

    my nigga!!

  • Vakuru Chaivo

    Dude did 8 years for gun possession……gun possession is a right down here in Yemen!!!

    • cracker

      Actually he did ten for shooting at people in a club but he would have done 2-3 on the gun charge alone.

      • D-Lloyd

        YEAH THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW T.I. A SNITCH THATS WHY HE JUST GOT ONE YEAR IN JAIL!!!!!!!!!! HOW THE FUCK YOU
        GET CAUGHT WITH TEN MACHINE GUNS AND ONLY GET ONE YEAR IN JAIL!!!!!!!!! T.I. SNITCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • UARK83

      Yeah you may have the right in Yemen…but it doesn’t change the fact that you live in YEMEN! I mean maybe that country is cool if you like hot sand and your women with no rights.

    • Federal Ranga

      Its a right here, too. But as with most rights come laws… simple as that.

  • BIG REEM

    THAT’S WHAT’S UP!!!! WELCOME HOME!!!

    GET A CHANCE CHECK OUT KAYDA LUCHIANO!!!

    MY SPACE, GOOGLE, YAHOO, SOUND CLICK & MORE!!!

    REMEMBER THE NAME KAYDA LUCHIANO!!!!!

    BAY 2 AZ

  • http://youtube.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    I thought he was already out… Mixtape will probably drop round Feb…

  • GlassCityRida

    SHYNE PO BITCHES!!!!!!!!! WHERE’S 50 NOW?!? NY STAND UP! THE KING IS BACK!!! 1st SHYNE COMES HOME NOW THE BRONX BOMBERS BOUT MAKE IT 27 TITLES!!!!!!!!

  • Brooklyn

    man, i’ve been waiting for this since the nigga got locked up, shyne’s that nigga. damn, he only 30? that nigga was about my age when he got locked up, that’s a damn shame. all those years of his life lost because of a bitch ass nigga like puffy. i bet diddy’s gonna conveniently go on vacation now, watch that nigga run to st. tropez, cancun, or whereever the fuck that motherfucker goes for vacation. either that or he’s gonna be riding shyne’s dick harder than a crackho tryna get a hit.

    shit, if i was shyne, i’d be waiting in that nigga’s living room with the lights off, the moment he opens the door i’d be like “yeah nigga, what you gonna do, when shit hit the fan, take it like a man, or snitch like a bitch? now see, this is the deal, i want all your peoples working on my next album, i want them niggas from day26 to sing the hook on my newest single, i want free bottles of ciroc every day for life, i want a reality show on mtv, and i want to fuck that bitch cassie, because you know it’s been a long time since i got some pussy. and if my demands ain’t met, i’m murking that nigga fonzworth bentley, you best believe that.”

    • shawn

      I don’t know to much about Shyne but this is what I’d do . I would get out of prison and start over with my life if my sons can do it , u can to. Rap if that’s what u want, but work with someone u can truly trust not those who dog u or talk about u behind your back, and u know who they are , it’s not about revenge and don’t get out and do revenge ,it’s about changing your life around for the better real get into programs the benifets felones with 1st, 2nd and 3rd offense to help you get a real job a good paying job , but you must not give up no matter how long it will take. Take your life back for the better., love you young black man and i believe u can do it.

  • gavin m

    Shyne!out the pen fuck the world.

  • TUNED2IT

    WELCOME BACK TO THE WORLD CUZ. NOW GIT YO’ PAPER MY DUDE.

  • jonny bizness

    WELCOME HOME KID I HOPE HE GETS TIME TO ADJUST THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE 2001 WOW THAT WAS A LONGGG TIME AGO

  • butta

    diddy need to give dis nigga like 20 mill buy him a house n pay for his finances for a year str8

  • http://www.facebook.com/RellyRell Relly Rell

    Yo it’s bout time. Not too many real dawgs in the game today. Too many bubble gum niggaz. I’m reppin from Boston Murdachusetts and for the HAITIAN ZOE COMMUNITY and I deff support the fact in he out. Congrats Shyne, make it happen G.

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    WELCOME HOME SHYNE!!!!!!!!

    GET SOME REST, GET SOME ASS & GET BACK TO MAKING BOMB ASS STREET MUSIC!!!!!!

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’09!!!!

  • scorpio1970

    Welcome Home Po! Swizz Beatz and Shyne Po at their best.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAp2zlA943M&feature=related

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    WHY DIDN’T HIS LEGAL TEAM HANDLE THIS BEFORE HE GOT OUT???

    WE DIDN’T LEARN THIS LESSON FROM SLICK RICK? HELL BANG ‘EM SMURF EVEN?

    LEGAL FAIL!

    PUFF CUT THAT CHECK SO HE CAN EAT WELL IN BELIZE!!!

  • http://Www.geralddean.com Agdm

    I could have swore that the article said he might be getting deported. The only thing he will drop is a bunch of green bananas in Belize.

    • IMPECABLE

      LOL I COULD OF SWORE I READ THAT PART TOO

  • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

    I hope Po get thru this deportation shit. With him out all I need is for MAC and Mystikal to be free and i’ll be strrraight

  • IMPECABLE

    THIS IS SAD MAN ,JUS LET PO GO LET HIM BE FREE THEY HELD HIM DOWN 10 YEARS

    FREE PO

  • latino heat

    i’m happy he’s out too, but why is everybody ignoring the fact that he might get deported? only 2 comments actually mentioned that part. we still may never see him do music again if that happens.

    and if you guys think Puff is really gonna help Shyne out then you are sadly mistaken. if he was gonna help him out he would have done it during the trial or helped Shyne’s mom out while he was locked up. Puff don’t help nobody but Puff. he should hold him down the way B.I.G. help down D-Roc when he came home, but Puff ain’t built like that.

  • gkid12345

    Another example of the government doing whatever the hell they want. He gets freed and then now they want to deport him. This country is the most low down racist piece of shit in the world

  • DV8

    Glad the dude touched down. For those that are uninformed Shyne dont fuck with Puff. Puff threw that nigga under the bus and distanced himself from Po. Fuck Puff!!!. My letter got printed in XXL in that Shyne cover issue (yellow and black lettering) under the name iame247. That clearly explains how I feel about the whole situation. Even if he gets deported im glad he has the oppourtunity to be a free human being again. I heard rumors that Jay-Z was interested in signing him. That would be dope I guess but mainly I just hope dude can get his life back together.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    @ latino, DV8

    Yeah I know that relationship has been ended & we all have a clue how grimy Puff is but still…

  • Gerv

    If that’s the case why they didn’t deport him years ago.Like Ed Lover says”C’MON SON GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE WIT THAT BULLSHIT.”

  • Omunique

    Why are they doing this to this man?!! I agree Gerv but they wanted him to serve his time here in the States FIRST and now gonna deport him. THIS IS CRAZY!!! FREE SHYNE! FREE SHYNE! FREE SHYNE! GIVE SHYNE FREE! GIVE SHYNE FREE!!!

  • El Tico Loco

    He needs to get with Slick Rick’s people to see how he avoided deportation, or he may be able to make music from his home or another country ya’ll seem to forget you don’t have to have US dollars to eat, I mean you definitely make a quick come up living here as opposed to other countries but after a few dollars stacked here and there we can flip em into other shit. Ya’ll need to remember being “relevant” in America don’t mean as much as it used to, narrowmindedness leads some to believe that if you done fail that’s it and it not the case.

  • http://twitter.com/agdm AGDM

    Agreed. Hip hop is Global. I wouldn’t want to live in a piece of shit country that would send u to jail on a possession charge for 10 years, give u mad years for pot or crack cocaine but someone selling hundreds of pills can get a fraction of that time. Lets not even compare to white collar crime… thats the real travesty in this country. Plenty of musicians and artists working outside of this country.

  • Brooklyn

    shyne better find him some bitch that was born here and marry her with the quickness. shit, he can ask scott peterson how he got all them marriage proposals once he got locked up.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Co-Sign Enlightened. TRU DAT.

    Shynes album self titled was a classic. IT was some real RAP shit…no guest appearances, no watered down shit. His single…Bad Boyz with Barry Levy on the hook took the album to a mainstream level….but, it was real in the streets. Every song is tight.

    The lyrics are heat..

    I done fu#%ed *The Baddest Bitches* ask Trina
    Give her coke to stuff between her, said she loved my demeanor
    Felonies and misdemeanors, I’m vilified
    I just, rap on the side, black mafia ties

  • NEWYAWKA631

    He’s cool wit Jay-z,if i’m not mistaken>and Hov was tawking about someone gettin adda da bing.Do da math.Roc NAtion,i hope.Shyne is dat nigga,and could be da one to bring da gangsta rap back…..wordd

  • steven

    shyne z prob gay by now, prison does things to a man lol

  • Nefarious

    I hope Diddy hold Shyne down when he come home. Bruh been locked since 99! Before iphone, and nintendo wii.Dude still got the illest fronts in the game. What are those cartier diamonds? hmm

  • Nefarious

    and after being locked up that long being deported to Belize is like permanent vayk

  • http://twitter.com/mylesrwalker Myles R. Walker

    WELCOME HOME SHYNE PO I MISS YOU IN THIS HIP HOP GAME. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING SOME SHYNE MUSIC AGAIN. I HAVE A SIGNED BOOK FOR YOU MAN. I’M PUTTIN A SHYNE PO PIC ON MY MYSPACE PAGE 1LUV SHYNE WELOCME HOME I AM SO HAPPY FROM MYLES R. WALKER

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