Shyne Released From Prison? Not so Fast, Says Immigration Officials

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Vibe | October 7, 2009 - 8:30 am

Shyne was set to be released from prison on Tuesday (October 6), yet he’s still on hold pending citizenship review.

The former Bad Boy Records recording artist (real name: Jamal Barrow) had served eight years of a 10-year sentence in connection with a shooting at a New York nightclub in 2001 involving Bad Boy label head Diddy, and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez.

His release is postponed while officials determine whether Shyne should be deported to his birthplace of Belize, a rep confirmed with MTV Tuesday.

“Shyne is currently in federal custody while his future immigration status is determined,” the rep said.