‘Tonight’ Rapper Mystikal Charged With Rape, Robbery, And Strangulation In Louisiana
Published on August 02, 2022 14:24 PM by FactsWOW Team
According to Baton Rouge’s WBRZ News, the New Orleans-bred rapper (real name Michael Tyler) has been arrested in his home state of Louisiana after being accused of rape, among other crimes.
The 51-year-old was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on July 31, Sunday afternoon, on multiple felony charges, including first-degree rape, domestic abuse, battery, strangulation, and robbery.
Mystikal has also been charged with two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and criminal damage to property worth less than $1,000. All five offenses reportedly took place at 9:21 a.m. on Sunday. Mystikal has yet to post bond and is currently behind bars awaiting arraignment, as per Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office records.
Mystikal, who was signed to Master P’s No Limit Records in the ’90s and saw his career explode with the 2000 hit “Shake Ya Ass,” is no stranger to being accused of sex crimes. In 2004, the rapper was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery.
Mystikal and his two bodyguards allegedly forced his hairstylist to perform oral sex on them for not turning her into the police for cashing $80,000 worth of unauthorized checks from his bank account.
In 2010, Mystikal was released and registered as a sex offender in Louisiana but found himself behind bars just two years later on a domestic abuse battery charge against his partner, violating the terms of his probation.
In August 2017, the Ghetto Fabulous MC was charged with rape and held on a $3 million bond for an alleged sexual assault against a woman at a Shreveport casino. However, the charges were eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence.
Recently, Mystikal performed alongside Trick Daddy, Master P, Silkk the Shocker, and others as part of the No Limit Reunion Tour, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the legendary Southern rap label.