Shyne is the latest entertainer with hip-hop ties to jump on the Mitt Romney bandwagon. But the former Diddy protégé who has converted to Judaism, calls out the president over his policy in Syria.
Like Stacey Dash, who tweeted her approval for the Republican Candidate last week, the former Bad Boy rapper took to social media to make a statement about the present administration’s foreign policy.
“How obama put the hit on kadafy but assad murdering tens of thousands of his own people in Syria & nobody doing nothing?”
How obama put the hit on kadafy but assad murdering tens of thousands of his own people in Syria & nobody doing nothing?
— Shyne Po (@OriginalShyne) October 11, 2012
“A politician is a politician,” he continued. “African or Caucasian democrat or republican! G-d & bankers run the world!”
The Belize-born MC—who was deported out of the United States after being released from prison in 2009 following a nine year sentence for his part in the 1999 Club New York shooting—is unable to vote in the upcoming election given his current predicament. The rapper is having issues getting back into the U.S. And he putting the blame on the Leader of the Free World, pointing to their mutual friendship with Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree.
“Am I obligated to support Barack Obama because he’s half african american?” he questioned. “That’s that ish I dont like!”
Not only has the outspoken Jewish rapper challenged President Obama, he also professed his support to Romney.
“I’d vote for Romney,” he told MTV’s RapFix.
As for his deportation, he blames President Obama.
“He knows who I am, he knows what’s happenin’,” Shyne said. “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.”
Shyne, who first garnered hip-hop accolades with his self-titled 2000 debut album, believes his presence in the United States would help at-risk youth, a point of view that he said President Obama doesn’t seem to grasp.
“How can he be serious about stopping violence in inner cities and promoting education in inner cities and not using Shyne?”
Yet Shyne is still optimistic about his return to the States. “I should be in America in a couple of months,” he said. “We working to try and get this visa. Obama is playing games, he frontin’, he better do the right thing.”—Keith Murphy, CBS Local