Rapper Shyne has launched a petition to obtain a U.S. Visa following his deportation to his native Belize in 2009.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs' former protege, real name Moses Michael Levi, was deported by American immigration officials in 2009 after serving more than eight years in a New York prison for his part in a 1999 club shooting.
Levi has been fighting for the right to overturn his U.S. travel ban and re-enter the county ever since, and the 33 year old has now taken matters into his own hands by creating a formal petition in a bid to win favour from members of the Department of Homeland Security.
The petition, posted on the official White House website, reads, "Moses Michael Levi served 9 years in a United States America (sic), while in prison, Moses was a model prisoner and was released and although Moses has spent (the) majority of his life in Usa, he was departed (sic) on October 28, 2009 back to Belize. Upon arrival to Belize he visited prisons and spoke to imates (sic), Moses has visited many schools in Belize and Jerusalem (Israel), speaking on the bad decisions he made when he was young.
"Moses would like to continue his work in the United Sates of America and help troubled youth and be their voice. Moses is the current Cultural Ambassador of Belize."
As WENN went to press, Shyne was still in need of more than 24,000 signatures before a deadline of 15 June (12).