Mystikal, a rapper from Louisiana, has been arrested on rape and domestic abuse charges.
Authorities in Louisiana have arrested rapper Mystikal, whose actual name is Michael Tyler, on accusations including first-degree rape and domestic violence battery.
When and why did police detain the rapper Mystikal?
Baton Rouge’s The Advocate reported that the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a local hospital about a $exual assault. After interviewing the victim, who suffered only minor injuries, Tyler was quickly pegged as a prime suspect. On Sunday, July 31, police arrested him, and he has been detained since then in the Ascension Parish Detention Center. According to records kept by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the 51-year-old New Orleans resident is being held on many accusations, including first-degree rape, domestic violence battery by strangling, simple robbery, false imprisonment, and simple criminal damage to property. While he waits to be arraigned, no bond has been set.
Rapper’s past year of legal trouble:
Tyler entered a guilty plea for $exual assault in 2003 and was sentenced to six years in prison. Then, in 2016, he was accused of attacking a lady in a casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, leading to charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. Despite his innocence, the singer was locked up for 18 months. He posted a $3 million bond and was freed in 2019. After new evidence was given to a second grand jury, the district attorney petitioned to have the charges dropped.
“When I look back and listen to the songs, man—I was a nasty lil’ rapper!” he said in an interview with The Associated Press in April 2021. Many times when I write music now, I try to picture myself rapping it to God, and if I can rap it, I’m proud of that. According to Million and My’chelle’s father, their protracted legal struggle was like “a recurrent horrible dream.”
He told the media outlet, “I didn’t know how it was going to work out.” “Avoid putting yourself in sticky spots where misfortune could strike. Age has made me too wise for such foolishness. I’m not into the whole groupie thing. I don’t put on a show just to make money off of my celebrity status and make the women happy… A juvenile version of Mystikal.” In reference to his imprisonment in 2003, Tyler admitted that while some people may never forgive him, he “learned from the first scenario.”
“I can’t change it, but I do my best to see things from their perspective, he said. “At my age, I’m simply happy to be able to take part. It’s been a while, yet I still get sold-out shows whenever I perform. It’s incredible.”
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