Upon settling back in his native Belize, rapper Shyne paid a visit to the school he once attended in the Central American nation.
Accompanied by his lead attorney, former Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree, Jr and Michael Finnegan, stopped by Wesley College on Tuesday morning (November 3), where the former Bad Boy Records artist also spoke for the first time about the many changes he made while incarcerated.
"Nobody's perfect," said the artist who legally changed his name to Moses Michael Levyi. "A lot of us grew up in imperfect situations, as myself. And our lives continue to be imperfect. But there are no excuses. I hold myself accountable for the mistakes I've made in my life, but that's not the end of me or anyone. The point is to transform those mistakes. So if I can inspire one of these kids not to be a criminal activist, but a community activist, that's what I'm here to do."
Before going on to address the students at Wesley, Shyne also fielded questions about his conversion to Judaism and name change.
"There was no conversion to Judaism," he explained. "This is a hereditary thing in my ancestry. Many Africans through out Central Africa, East Africa [were brought] to Belize. So this was not a conversion. But nonetheless, in life, you are what you are. I don't wanna be like Michael Jordan, I wanna be like Moses or King David or King Solomon, those are the guys that I aspire to be like. I didn't want to be like the kingpin on my block, I wanna be like the...More SHYNE