Shyne was set to be released from prison on Tuesday (October 6), but it looks like it’s been placed on hold pending review.
The former Bad Boy Records recording artist (real name: Jamal Barrow) had served nine 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.
However, his released is on hold while officials determine whether or not Shyne should be deported back to Belize, where he was born.
A rep confirmed this news with MTV Tuesday.
“Shyne is currently in federal custody while his future immigration status is determined,” the rep said.
So, the rapper has not been released, and is still in custody.
At press time, it was unclear when the matter would be resolved.