Shyne Released And Re-Arrested!
Shyne was released on October 6, 2009 after serving over nine years of a ten year sentence for the New York club shooting in 1999. Immediately after he was taken into federal custody on immigration issues. They tryin' to keep a good emcee down!
Shyne's expected release date from prison came and went Tuesday as the rapper remained in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in New York. Word of his delayed release surprised many and caused a stir about his whereabouts as conflicted reports were filed by media outlets.
"Shyne is currently in federal custody while his future immigration status is determined," a Shyne rep told MTV News in an e-mail message.
An I.C.E. spokesman then told the New York's Daily News on Wednesday (October 7) that Shyne was being detained for violation of U.S. immigration law.
No further explanation was given, however. [continue reading.]
Diddy graces this months cover of L'uomo Vogue (the Italian version of Men's Vogue) as they continue their new found love affair with Black culture after the Black Issue for Vogue Italia broke records in magazine sales
While We're on Diddy's D -
Word on the street is that Sean “Diddy” Combs has conquered yet another piece of the fashion real estate to add to his ever-growing empire. The music mogul has purchased the popular urban clothing line ENYCE from Liz Claiborne Inc, according to reports.
"Enyce is a brand that I have always admired, and they have been a very important player in the young men's sportswear arena for over a decade. I am really excited to bring it into our portfolio of brands that already includes Sean John and Zac Posen,” Diddy said in a release. “Given our track record of success in marketing products such as Ciroc Vodka, Unforgivable by Sean John, and all of our television titles, I look forward to adding our expertise to an already hot fashion line. Our long-term plan is to grow the Enyce brand through innovative marketing, expansion of the menswear and boy's lines, and launching into new licensing categories.”
Combs, whose Sean John label recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary at New York fashion week, if optimistic about the acquisition, despite the unsteady nature of the global financial system. “The current economic climate may be challenging, but we believe it is also an opportunity, and we are really excited to add Enyce to our lineup.”
Enyce was founded in the Spring of 1996 in New York City. The Brand was bought by Liz Claiborne, Inc. in February 2004 for $114 million.
No word yet on how much Diddy shelled out for the deal. Considering the climate and knowing Diddy, it was probably a deal.
Indeed, Claiborne CEO William McComb seems rather please to unload the denim-based "streetwear" line, which seems out of place amongst the pastel peddle pushers that the company's namesake line produces. The company also owns Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand.
"Enyce is a strong brand with a loyal customer following, however the unsettled economic environment and our commitment to properly resource and focus on other brands in our portfolio contributed to this decision," McComb said. "As a leading player in the young men's market, Sean Combs has the expertise and resources to help Enyce endure this difficult period and ultimately thrive. We are pleased that Sean Combs has decided to purchase the brand," he added.
'Notorious' Star Fits Well into BIG's Shoes
Notorious B.I.G. Biopic Stars Get Help From The Original Players, Including Diddy, Lil' Cease. "He's a funny dude. That's the part in the film that you'll see," - Jamal Woolard says of his B.I.G. role.
[Article by MTV News Reporting by Sway Calloway]