Ex-Rapper Shyne Elected To Belize House Of Representatives

Ex-rapper, Shyne has begun his journey as a politician in his hometown of Belize. On November 11, the country people elected him to the Belize House of Representatives. Shyne will officially represent the Mesopotamia District in Belize City on behalf of the United Democratic Party.

The former rap star, whose real name is Moses Barrow, once served a 14-year jail term in the United States for being part of a shooting in Manhattan in 1999, which involved Sean Diddy Combs and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. While still in prison, Shyne converted to Orthodox Judaism, and was released in October 2009 and deported to Belize. Afterward, he managed to launch a career in politics, serving as the country’s Ambassador Of Music.

From here, Shyne decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by running for office in his hometown. His father, Dean Barrow, became the first Black Prime Minister of Belize, and the ex-rapper believed he would also make it.