Immigration troubles persist for former Bad Boy rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow, who was denied entry into the United Kingdom on February 4th while trying to enter the country to record tracks for his new album. Shyne, who was on his way to London via Cancun, was turned away due to issues with his travel documents.

Shyne took extra measures to travel through Mexico because, after serving nearly eight years in prison for assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession, the rapper’s conviction status prevents him from entering the United States. Legal woes, stemming from a 1999 incident at Club New York that also involved Sean “Diddy” Combs and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, have threatened the rapper’s career for more than a decade. Following his release from prison in late 2009, Shyne was swiftly deported back to his native Belize.

For those who can’t wait to see if Shyne’s still got it after all these years, “All My Life,” his first track since his release from jail, hit the web last week. The song, which appears on DJ Khaled’s latest effort entitled “Victory,” also features Akon and reggae artist Movado.

Written by Shaira Brereton

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