While the name Mystikal might not ring and bells in 2017, at one point his music was massive. His album, Let’s Get Ready even reached number one on the charts, and I’d be surprised if anyone alive during the early 2000’s doesn’t recognize the song, “Shake Ya Ass.” Unfortunately, in addition to being a successful musician, Mystikal is a convicted sex offender. Today, he was arrested for rape, and it wasn’t the first time.
Mystikal was wanted in Shreveport, Louisiana, for a rape that allegedly occurred in 2016. ACcording to TMZ, Tyler turned himself in today to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department, where he was charged with first degree rape. As of now, his bail is set at 2 million dollars.
This isn’t Mystikal’s first run in with law enforcement, and not even his first issue relating to sexual assault. All the way back in 2003, he pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion relating to an incident with his hairstylist. Upon release from prison six years later, he was registered as a sex offender and said, “I was gone so long, all the things I achieved, all the accolades I attained, it felt like it was a dream. It felt like I’d never done that stuff. But watch how I shake this world up now — I want reparations.” This was before gaining another battery charge in 2013. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but it seems that Mystikal has run out of the benefit of the doubt.