Mystikal, an American rapper, was detained in his native Louisiana after being charged with rape among other offenses.
On Sunday, July 31, the rapper from New Orleans (real name Michael Tyler) was arrested and charged with various felonies, including first-degree rape, domestic violence battery, strangling, and robbery.
In addition, the 51-year-old is accused of two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and criminal mischief to property under $1,000. According to reports, all five infractions happened on Sunday at 9:21 a.m.
According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office’s records, Mystikal has not yet made a bond payment and is being detained while awaiting arraignment.
In 2004, he was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery.
The rapper and his two bodyguards had forced his hairstylist to perform oral sex on them in return for not turning her into police for cashing $80,000 worth of unauthorized checks from his bank account.
Mystikal was released in 2010 and registered as a sex offender in Louisiana, but found himself back 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 stemming from an alleged sexual assault against a woman at a Shreveport casino. However, the charges were eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence.