From Hip Hop to the House: Shyne Barrow elected in Belize
Former Belizean rapper Shyne. (Photo via Facebook)
Former bad boy rapper Shyne, who now goes by the name Moses Michael Levi Barrow, ran during Belize’s November 11 general election and won his seat.
He got 53.06 per cent of the votes to now represent the electoral division of Mesopotamia in the House of Representatives under the United Democratic Party (UDP).
Shyne’s sister, Denise “Sista B” Barrow also won her constituency of Queen’s Square.
Barrow, 42, is the son of former prime minister Dean Barrow who retired from active politics this year.
He took to Instagram on the night of November 11 where he gave thanks for his victory in Mesopotamia.
“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!
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!
To all those who voted for me I promise to continue to deliver for you in every way over the next 5 years! To all those who didn’t vote for me I promise to spend the next 5 years working tirelessly to earn your trust and support!
THANK YOU MESOPOTAMIA!!!”