Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, was handed up first-degree rape charges and other criminal counts on Tuesday.
According to The Advocate, Mystikal is charged with single counts of simple criminal damage to property, false imprisonment, domestic abuse, battery by strangulation, simple robbery, possession of heroin, illegal possession of Xanax, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, two indictments against him reads.
The 51-year-old remained in the custody of the Ascension Parish Prison in Lousiana without bail Wednesday. Mystikal’s former attorney denies the allegations, but it doesn’t seem like that attorney will be representing the rapper. Instead, Mystikal fired Roy Maughan Jr and hired a new one, Joel Pearce, according to The Advocate.
In a last month’s hearing, Mystikal’s former attorney, Maughan, tried to get the rapper bail. Still, the judge was not interested in letting the monster out. However, the new attorney, Pearce, has been trying to change the judge’s mind but has not been successful.
According to police warrants, on July 30, Mystikal attacked the woman in a violent encounter in which he took her car keys, held her against her will, raped her, strangled her, and prayed with her to remove her “bad spirits.”
The drug charges stem from narcotics found in Mystikal’s home after his arrest and after the woman said she had also seen a white crystalline substance in there.
The New Orleans rapper has been in criminal cases involving taking advantage of women for a long time. In 2004, he was accused of sexual assault by his former hairstylist. He spent six years in jail and was registered as a sex offender. According to court documents, Mystikal and his bodyguards forced the hairstylist to perform oral sex on them for cashing $80,000 worth of unauthorized checks from Mystikal’s bank account.
In 2012, he was arrested and put in jail on a domestic abuse battery charge against his partner after violating the terms of his probation. Five years later, Mystikal was arrested again after turning himself into authorities in New Orleans on rape allegations and was held on a $3 million bond. Reports said that Mystikal sexually assaulted a woman at a Louisiana Casino, where he performed on the Legends of Southern Hip Hop tour in October 2016. The charges against him were ultimately dropped.