Friday, June 21, 2024

Ex Rapper Shyne Barrow Denounces “Repugnant Behavior” of Sean Diddy Combs, Went to Jail for Him in 2001 After Shooting Incident


Shyne Barrow, the rapper who went to jail in 2001 in Sean Combs’s nightclub shooting incident, is speaking out at last.

In the recent past Barrow had been publicly supportive of Diddy, which was surprising. But tonight he posted a message about Combs’s CNN obtained video that showed him beating girlfriend Cassie Ventura in 2016.

“I vehemently denounce the repugnant behavior of Sean Diddy Combs captured on the video in which he is seen physically assaulting Mrs Cassie Ventura-Fine.

“There is no place for Violence against Women anywhere on the planet. As a father of a precious daughter, a global citizen and the next Prime Minister of Belize I want absolutely nothing to do with people who engage in this pattern of diabolical behavior.

“My prayers are with Cassie and all the other victims who have come forward with horrendous allegations against Mr Combs.”

He signed it: Hon. Dr. Shyne Barrow ,Opposition Leader BELIZE

Barrow — who’s real name is Moses Michael Levi Barrow — has distinguished himself post-incarceration as a leader, politican, and philanthropist in Belize.

Back in 1999, Barrow was with his mentor, Combs, and Jennifer Lopez when they wound up in a shootout in a New York nightclub. Combs managed to walk free, but Barrow served 9 years in prison after being found guilty two counts of assault and of reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of an illegal weapon. He was acquitted on charges of attempted murder, on a third count of intentional assault in the first degree of a third victim, and one other count.

Barrow returned to Belize and became a productive, respected citizen. Over the years he’s been seen at Diddy events, making it seem like they’d buried the hatchet. So it’s interesting that he’s speaking now. Obviously, he knows a lot about Sean Combs. I guess he’s finally had enough. Or, possibly, his NDA with Combs — if he had one — has expired.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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