Shyne Deported, Lawyer Speaks on Rapper’s Current Situation

After pictures hit the Net yesterday (October 28) of Shyne at an undisclosed airport, rumors began running rampant that Shyne was being forced to return to Belize. MTV News has confirmed that the rapper was indeed released from the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) and deported to his place of birth.

The Brooklyn-bred rapper has “temporarily accepted deportation” to Belize, his attorney Oscar Michelen told mtv.com. The lawyer said Shyne decided he would rather fight for his right to return to U.S. from a place of freedom as opposed to behind bars. The rapper has received help from respected Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, who will continue to assist him in his legal battle from overseas.

Shyne spent the last nine years in prison on assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession charges for his involvement in a shooting at Club New York in Manhattan. Diddy, his Bad Boy label boss at the time, who also stood trial, was later acquitted. Po was released from behind bars on October 6, but was immediately detained by I.C.E. officials.

Shyne’s estranged father, Dean Barrow, was expected to greet his son upon arrival. He is the current prime minister of Belize. —Elan Mancini

  • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

    Why didnt I.C.E. try to pull this shit while he was locked up? Im sure hes going to continue to fight and hopefully he’ll return here but on a brighter side of things,maybe he can get back to his music and blow up as a rapper in Belize

    • AZ40

      Thst’s exactly what I said if they were gonna do this it should’ve been done before this nigga did a dime in jail

      • mrproh

        well thats cuz the goverment wants illegals to do their time for the crime..then get deported..i never knew shyne was latino..and yes for those who think latinos are just brown skinned or light skinned(white) think twice..im as dark as shyne and my fam is from costa rica..which belize is pretty damn close..and if shyne snuck back in..thats a hell of a trip..shit is mad dangerous to come back..so many ways to die even trying..fuck I.C.E..cop killa……….viva mi gente

  • gift

    i’M GLAD TO SEE SHYNE FINALLY IN SPITE OF BULLSHIT CIRCUMSTANCES. iT’S FUNNY THAT THIS WAS NEVER MENTIONED UNTIL IT GOT CLOSER TO HIM GETTING FREE. THE NEW YORK JUSTICE SYSTEM IS FUCKED LIKE TEXAS (WHERE I’M AT). i HOPE THIS DOESN’T HINDER HIM TOO MUCH, AND I DON’T THINK IT WILL. PO IS STRONG MOTHERFUCKA!!!

    • Detroit P

      It was never mentioned to the public..but Shyne prolly already knew what the deal was…but it’s not like he could’ve been successfully fighting for citizenship in America while he was serving jail time for shooting an innocent American citizen in the face…it was better for him to serve his time quietly and then play the “I’m reformed” angle after he finished serving his time. It’s not like he’s Entitled to be an american citizen.

  • S.I.O

    If puffy, diddy or whatever he’s calling himself these days doesn’t reach out to Shyne in some form of support ( Either Money or Support For Him To Stay In The Country So he Can make His Own) He Will Forver be Looked Upon As A Crab as Niggga. Doggie Layed Down For Nine Joints and never threw puff under the bus, ( Even at the the expense of knowing the state and prosecutor don’t really want you, you are not the target not the marquee brand name star that can make or break their legal career) he took that on the chin and stood up to piss not sit down like a bitch. And this isn’t no ignorant “keep real nigga type shit, No Snitchin type shit, fuck that this is grown man B.I, a man lost the better part of a decade of his life that he can’t get back for what, EGO. He’s not to be absolved because he was caught dirty, but he was young dude fresh of the block with one foot in the game and one foot out, he ultimately put himself int that position, but this was the bad boy era were talking about, puff on top of the world, where the fuck was his security, how did it even escalate to that point, how the fuck did they get all them guns in the fucking club any way a week b4 the new year 2000? Just something to think about, What Ya’ll Think???

  • Suplex

    He should just chill in Belize. If his dad is the Prime Minister, I’m sure he’ll have a comfortable life. Why come back to the states and deal with all kinds of BS?

  • newyawka631

    Hit da studio in Belize son,if there is one.Nine yearz in da bing….U got a lot to say,plus we need to get da gangsta rap back….not these lil bitches and their gay ways……..Hova sign him to Roc Nation..

    • Enlightened

      Exactly. That nigga will be cool. Pro Tools is easy as hell to use. It ain’t no reason for him not to be able to cop his own studio quickly and begin getting beats from people.

      Like they say, Belize is beautiful. The only problem is there are no jobs. Like many countries, if you are a nigga with money, you can live like a king.

      And his father actually is the King! (prime minister)

      I’d say fuck America. Record my shit from there, and just get the money from here.

      The fact that people can’t see him will drive up his record sales even more.

      • http://www.oppf.org INVICTUS

        COULDN’T AGREE ANY FURTHER… He might as well lay low for a hot sec and release some of the heart felt ish ever. You know how many blk males are in jail right now for takin’ the wrap for anotha cat. And I’ll be the 1st to say that, WHATEVA this man says on record, XXL DO NOT CLASSIFY IT AS EMO RAP lol.

        ROO to the QUES

  • 11KAP

    Damn! That’s tuff.

  • the G.O.D

    PEACE

    Son, hold your head up but be cautious, do not waste whatever change you had and although your pops is the prime minister down there, keep a low profile and keep away from anyone who got ship down there…stay away from the clubs, grab a couple of chicks, hit the beach and enjoy the sun then after a few months of idling, start planing on how to use that change (see above) to buy properties and even open a supermarket, you’ll be allright.

    PEACE

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KiN CAMELL

    PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE +
    HOPE TO HEAR SOME MUSIC SOON.

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS + PEACE>WAR

  • Corbin

    Father is the Prime Minister??? Shyne needs to leave this rap shit,gangsta shit alone and learn from his father. the man runs a country. kinda makes you think Po must of done the dirt if his father the Prime Minister couldn’t get him a deal.

    • jonny bizness

      At least he is free i’d rather b in belize than spend another day in custody after doing 9yrs hopefully he will b back in new york soon

  • Brooklyn

    it’s funny how fame changes shit. back in the day when shyne was just dean barrow’s bastard son he didn’t give a fuck about him. now that he’s a rapper he’s gonna “greet his son upon arrival” that’s that bullshit. anyway, there ain’t no reason why shyne can’t make music from belize, all he needs is a computer. besides that, i think belize is in the british commonwealth, so he could probably chill in london too, get into that music scene. no doubt he’ll be alright, but i hope he does get to come back to america.

    • Enlightened

      Yeah, his father on some Shaquille O’neal’s daddy-type shit for real

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Son just need to chill for a minute. Breathe the air, tap some skins, go for a swim. Eat real food.

    I’m pretty sure someone will put him on to the computer game. And explain how euros are worth more than dollars…

  • Nehemiah

    Free at last! I cant wait till he make something cuz you know he gotta alot to spit off his chest. I hope he go after Flea Diddy hard! LOL MF Fakin’ da band…LMFAO Get ‘em Shyne.

  • rich kid ldn

    Not too sure how to feel about shyne this is the same guy who said his pops was nicky barns!!he also shot an innocent female in face and that’s not gangster!!if his pops is prime minister how’s that gonna stand with his voters??imagine if obama had a son who was like shyne!!

  • lostgyrl

    I ain’t mad @ you Shyne!! Shyne on!! You’ll be back!!! Enjoy your freedom and thank our heavenly father!!

    http://www.myspace.com/lostgyrl

  • j

    Fuck Shyne! Fake ass Biggie wannabe. Doesn’t anyone else recognize? He got alot to spit? About what….Dick?

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  • AntiScarface

    Son of a PRIME MINISTER? Damn, why was he here in Amerikkka in the first place?

    Y’all want to hear real music of bastards that come from REAL 3rd World GHETTOES?

    http://www.myspace.com/sideshowthaonenonly
    This is REAL shit!!!