Shyne has launched a model new scholarship within the hopes that he can ship a Belizean pupil to review in America — and it’s named after his former label boss Diddy.
On Wednesday (November 9), the rapper turned politician took to Instagram to announce the Sean Diddy Combs Scholarship.
“I’m extraordinarily joyful to announce the SEAN DIDDY COMBS BELIZE FULL SCHOLARSHIP to HOWARD UNIVERSITY!” Shyne captioned a flyer selling the scholarship. “Making certain entry to training for these younger people who find themselves financially challenged is the one manner Belize will ever understand her full potential.”
He then went on to clarify the thought behind the scholarship and why it’s named after Diddy.
“Training has all the time been extraordinarily necessary to my expensive brother @diddy and I thus in that vein I requested Diddy to make Belize part of his philanthropic help for his alma mater Howard College in order that not less than one Belizean Scholar can get the good thing about attending one of many United States most prestigious HBC Universities,” he wrote. “I thank Diddy for all the time supporting my efforts to assist Belize in each manner potential.”
See what it’s worthwhile to do to have the ability to qualify for the scholarship under:
Shyne and Diddy have had an extended and complex relationship that dates again to the late ’90s, however the pair have since put their variations to 1 aspect and made amends.
In 1999, Shyne, Diddy and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez attended a Manhattan nightclub the place a taking pictures happened. Shyne, simply 20 on the time, was pressured to make the rash resolution to both defend himself and his pals or threat getting shot by alleged instigator Matthew “Scar” Allen. So, he pulled the set off.
Whereas nobody was killed, three folks had been injured, and Shyne was in the end charged with tried homicide, assault and reckless endangerment. However Diddy, who was additionally arrested that night time, was acquitted of all fees and their friendship was by no means the identical. Actually, Shyne severed all ties with Diddy and Unhealthy Boy Information.
For almost 10 years, Shyne sat behind the bars of Clinton Correctional Facility. In 2009, he was launched from jail and into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. He was then despatched again to Belize the place he continued combating for U.S. citizenship.
Shyne (who modified his identify to Moses Michael Levi Barrow in 2006) was elected to the Belizean Home of Representatives on the 2020 common election, which Diddy endorsed him for. Shyne turned Chief of the Opposition in 2022.
Almost 10 years after being deported to his dwelling nation of Belize, Shyne was welcomed again to america in 2021 — and Diddy performed a job in that too.
In June this 12 months, Shyne joined Diddy — amongst a lot of different pals and former Unhealthy Boy artists — on the 2022 BET Awards as a particular visitor performer as his former boss was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.