Former Bad Boy rapper Shyne is being deported back to his homeland Belize on Wednesday (October 27) after serving almost nine years in jail for his role in a shooting in New York that involved his then mentor Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez.
Media reports monitored in Belize confirm that the rapper is being deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).
Shyne's family has enlisted the services of Harvard Law Professor and President Obama insider Professor Charles Ogletree to try and secure a pardon from New York Governor David Paterson to allow the rapper to re-enter the U.S.
Under U.S. law, convicted felons are deported to their country of origin following the end of the sentence. Shyne (born Jamal Barrow) was born and raised in Belize but moved to Flatbush, New York as a teenager but never gained U.S. citizenship,
A television station controlled by the ruling United Democratic Party of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, who is Shyne's father, reported today that the rapper has been expelled from the U.S. and will arrive in Belize on Wednesday via a Continental Airlines flight from Houston.
The station reports that Shyne's father and other relatives will be on hand to receive the rapper at the Belize City airport.
One Belize radio station is reporting that rather than immediately attempting to emigrate to Europe to re-start his rapping career, Shyne will now try to utilise his Belize passport to move to a Caribbean country such as Jamaica to use as a base for re-igniting his recording career.