Mystikal Is Indicted For Rape & Kidnapping. Bond Set At $3 Million.

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It has been more than 15 years since New Orleans, Louisiana rapper Mystikal released an album. With history on No Limit and Cash Money Records, one of the first mainstream-embraced Bounce artists has been making great music lately, alongside Mark Ronson, Mannie Fresh, and T.I. However, the 46-year-old born Michael Tyler may be facing significant prison time, the very thing that derailed his career in the 2000s.

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Mystikal was indicted by a grand jury yesterday (September 19), approaching a year after alleged involvement in a sexual assault. The “Bouncin’ Back” hit-maker turned himself into authorities last month, following a warrant. Caddo Parish charged Tyler with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. Local KSLA News reports that Mystikal’s bond is set at $3 million.

Two others were indicted from the October 22, 2016, Shreveport, Louisiana incident. One, Tenichia Wafford, was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice. Her bond is set at $500,000. Wafford previously refuted the assault allegations. “Ain’t nobody did nothing to that girl,” she said in a video published by TMZ, referring to the victim. “She even told me — yes, I got it on record — that she said that ain’t nobody did nothing to her.”

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Since his #1 album Let’s Get Ready, Mystikal pled guilty to a 2003 sexual battery and extortion. The sexual act was videotaped and involved two members of the rapper’s security detail. Beginning in 2004, the Jive Records star served a six-year sentence by a Baton Rouge court. MTV reported that originally, Mystikal was facing aggravated rape charges–a mandatory 10-year sentence. In a plea bargain, the charges and sentence were adjusted, upon the rapper’s admission of guilt. He settled with the victim out of court, barring a civil suit. The bodyguards, Vercy Carter and Leland Ellis, were each handed three-year sentences in ’04. Mystikal has reportedly been registered as a sex offender following his incarceration.

Earlier this week, one of Mystikal’s collaborative hit-makers, Master P, was among those celebrated at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors.

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In July, he appeared alongside P and other 1990s and early 2000s No Limit artists at N.O.’s Essence Fest.