Rapper Mystikal is looking at a mountain of legal troubles after turning himself into cops and slapped with a rape charge.
A few days ago an arrest warrant was issued by the Shreveport PD for Mystikal. But before cops could get a hold of him he turned himself in on Monday and is now behind bars at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department, PageSix reported. The New Orleans rapper has not issued a statement nor his reps could be reached for a comment but he is facing some serious charges.
Back in 2016, a Louisiana woman filed a police report claiming that she was raped and the Shreveport Police Sex Crimes Investigators immediately launched an investigation. DNA evidence was sent to a lab which eventually identified Mystikal, real name Michael Tyler, and another man name Averweone Holman as the suspects in the rape case.
Tyler, 46, and Holman, 26, were both charged with first-degree rape which could send them to prison for up to 20 years. Their bond is set at a whopping $2 million each. Holman was arrested on August 18, the same day that an arrest warrant was issued for Mystikal’s arrest, but the rapper turned himself into the Caddo Correctional Center on Monday. Another associate of the rapper name Tenichia Wafford was also arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree rape. According to the police report, Wafford allegedly went to the rape victim and asked her to drop the charges against the two men. She didn’t and reported it to cops. Wafford bail was set much lower than the two men at $200,000.
Mystikal has been mostly missing from the rap scene since scoring two massive hit singles “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger” released in 2000. His 2000 album Let’s Get Ready was certified double platinum by the RIAA and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. His last album Tarantula was released in 2001.