Rapper Shyne Barrow Is Elected to Belize’s House of Representatives

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Belize held its national elections on Wednesday (Nov. 11), and while Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be replaced by John Briceño of the People’s United Party, Barrow’s lineage lives on the country’s government.

The prime minister’s son and former rapper, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, won the Mesopotamia seat in Belize City for the House of Representatives. His sister, Denise “Sista B” Barrow, won the Queen’s Square constituency.

Shyne served in U.S. prison from 2001 to 2009, for his part in a nightclub shooting involving Diddy and was charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment.

He took to Instagram on Wednesday night to celebrate the win and his triumphs after a bumpy past, fittingly writing, “FROM HIP HOP TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!!!”

“Thank you MESOPOTAMIA!!! It is with the greatest humility that I accept this victory for us! We won today!” he continued. “This victory is for all those who are just like me in Mesopotamia, Belize and the world over! All those who have taken a fall! All those who have stumbled on their life’s journey.

“We all fall! But to get up and walk, run and rise again is the purpose of life! We are all destined to be challenged but we are all capable of overcoming those challenges! My story is testament of human fortitude! We all have what I have! We just have to dig deep within and find it! I hope I inspire everyone to overcome their adversities and find their greatness!”

See his post here.

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