Rapper, Jewish convert and Diddy fall guy Shyne has spoken out on the Presidential election, and has thrown his somewhat meaningless support behind Mitt Romney. Shyne – who was grew up in New York, but was born in Belize, and subsequently deported back there after getting out of jail in 2009 – can’t vote, but says that if he could, Romney would be his man, for other reason than the fact that Barack Obama hasn’t helped him get back into the US. Via MTV:
Shyne has spent time in Belize, Paris and Jerusalem, but he has been unable to come back to the U.S., where he grew up and made a name for himself as a rap star. Po says Obama is well aware of his dilemma, noting that he and the POTUS share a mutual friend, Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree. “He knows who I am, he knows what’s happenin’,” the rapper said of Obama. “He’s always talkin’ about he listens to hip-hop and his daughter listens to hip-hop. He knows who Shyne is, he knows I’m deported.”
The former Bad Boy rapper feels that if he is brought back to America he can help quell the violence in inner-cities like Chicago, where the murder rate has sky-rocketed, by talking to young children and helping to keep them on the right path. He criticizes the Head of State for not lending a hand. “How can he be serious about stopping violence in inner cities and promoting education in inner cities and not using Shyne?” the rapper questioned.
Shyne went on to cite his faith as one of the major reasons Obama should be working harder on his behalf.
Since being released from prison, Shyne has become more deeply devoted to the Jewish faith, and went on to suggest that if the POTUS were to assist, it would benefit him spiritually. “Jews is powerful, so if he don’t help the jew out he ain’t gonna be blessed,” he said. “And he ain’t doing the right thing. My voice is too powerful.”
A Shyne-centric immigration policy, that’s a guaranteed vote getter.