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Belize's Leader of Opposition Moses "Shyne" Barrow Returned to His Hip-Hop Roots at the BET Awards

Formerly known in hip-hop music as the rapper Shyne, Belize's current Leader of Opposition, Moses Barrow, returned to his hip-hop roots at the 2022 BET Awards. He performed his signature song 'Bad Boyz' alongside his former labelmates and peers in honor of his old musical mentor, Sean "Puffy" Combs. Puffy received BET's Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in the music industry.

During his career, Puffy signed Shyne to his label, Bad Boy Records. Their relationship dissipated in the late nineties after a New York nightclub dispute led to the shooting of two people. They were both tried in court, yet only Shyne received a prison sentence-he served ten years and, over the years, stated that he didn't receive any support from Combs during his incarceration. Yet, Moses later told Vibe Magazine that he'd forgiven Combs for his lack of support.

During Moses' rap career, there were mentions of his father being a politician in Belize. He later confirmed that his father, Dean Barrow, is a lawyer and was once the Prime Minister of Belize, making the story about his checkered past a tad more interesting.

Following his release from prison, Moses was deported back to his country of birth, Belize. It appears that his life has been ascending since his incarceration ended. While following in his father's footsteps in politics, he's a family man and was appointed as the nation's Ambassador of Music and Belize's House of Representatives.

What an unexpected and remarkable comeback for Shyne!

Photo & Video Credits: BET and Getty Images



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