This doesn't look good at all
Mystikal has been charged in connection with a sexual assault incident in his home state of Louisiana. According to Shreveport’s KSLA News 12, the rapper is being sought in connection with an incident that occurred last year near a casino in that Louisiana city.
Mystikal was in the city last year as a member of the “Legends Of Southern Hip-Hop” tour. The rapper (who was born Michael Tyler) is one of three suspects in the case and police are seeking him after finding evidence linking Tyler and 26-year-old Averweone Holman to the scene. Bond for both men is set at $2 million.
Not The First Time
Both suspects have been charged with first-degree rape. Holman was picked up in Killeen, Texas on Friday. They have yet to apprehend Mystikal.
In addition to the two men, a woman named Tenichia Wafford is being sought in connection with the case. According to authorities, the 42-year-old Texas native attempted to convince the victim not to press charges after the incident. She’s facing charges of accessory after the fact to first-degree rape.
This is not the first time that Mystikal has been charged with sexual assault in his home state. He was charged with aggravated rape in the early 2000s. He pled guilty to lesser charges of sexual battery and extortion in 2003 and was sentenced to six years in prison in early 2004. He served all six years and was released in 2010, with the condition that he would have to register as a sex offender.
“To be honest, I ain’t do nothing. It had to be God,” Mystikal told radio station Q93 about what got him through his prison bid at the time of his release. “I couldn’t have done that. When I look at it now, it seems like it was easy because it’s over with. But going through it, ah man, it was tough. I had to get out the way and let God handle it for me.”
Mystikal said that he was locked away for so long that his success with singles like “Danger (Been So Long)” and “Shake Ya Ass” didn’t seem like a reality anymore.
Did He Do It?
“It still feels like a dream, man,” he said. “I was gone so long, all the things I achieved, all the accolades I attained, it felt like it was dream. It felt like I’d never done that stuff. But watch how I shake this world up now — I want reparations.”
Mystikal made several such promises, however, his career has failed to flourish again. In spite of some singles with Master P and a collaboration on Mark Ronson’s hit album Uptown Special, he’s yet to find the success he had before his prison bid.
“We can’t be foolish, especially when you’re blessed and successful beyond your dreams,” he said, seeming to say he was ready to make the right choices. “We gotta tighten up.”
Mystikal had several scheduled tour stops coming up later this year including the Growlers’ Halloween weekend festival in Los Angeles. It’s unlikely that the rapper will be fulfilling those performances. Authorities are asking anyone who has information about Mystikal or Wafford to call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.
What do you think? Is Mystikal guilty of committing another horrific act? Will he hide out or turn himself in? Let us know in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.