Incarcerated rapper Shyne is facing an uncertain future - he is still behind bars pending an investigation by U.S. immigration officials.
Shyne, real name Jamal Barrow, was expected to walk free from Woodbourne Correctional Facility in New York on Tuesday (06Oct09) after serving more than eight years of his 10-year sentence following a 1999 shooting, which left one woman with serious facial injuries.
He was convicted on charges of first degree assault and reckless endangerment in 2001 in relation to the incident, which saw Sean 'Diddy' Combs and his then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez caught up in the aftermath.
But Barrow's release is now under review while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Big Apple decide whether to deport him to his native Belize. He has reportedly been freed from prison, but is being held in an unnamed facility while officials decide his fate.
A representative for Barrow tells, "Shyne is currently in federal custody while his future immigration status is determined."