Earlier this week, a Louisiana jury indicted American rapper Mystikal on first-degree r*pe charges. The musician was detained for a s*xual assault that allegedly happened in late July. If convicted, the artist faces a life term under state law. Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, is also accused of simple robbery, domestic violence assault, false imprisonment, and simple criminal property damage.
His attorney, Joel Pearce, told reporters in a statement:
“It’s a damning indictment.” It has no meaning. “We are excited for our day in court.”
Tyler, 51, was arrested on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana, on first-degree r*pe allegations. On the same day, at 12:50 p.m., the rapper was arrested. He was charged with five charges that allegedly occurred at 9:21 a.m. that day. Tyler was refused bail in June, and he dismissed his counsel as a result. He retained the services of another attorney who had previously defended him in another s*xual assault case in 2017, which also included first-degree r*pe and second-degree abduction accusations.
Mystikal Net Worth
Mystikal has a net worth of $2 million (about £1.6 million) in October 2023, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In early 1995, the singer signed with Jive. The next year, he reissued his first album, Mind of Mystikal. According to Wealthy Genius, the album had significantly greater commercial success upon its re-release, and it also charted on multiple US Billboard charts. All sales and marketing earned the rapper an estimated $80,000 in total.
After that, the vocalist went on to record two studio albums on Master P’s No Limit label, Unpredictable and Ghetto Fabulous. These projects grew in popularity as they both entered the US Billboard 100 and reached the top five. The vocalist worked with a variety of musicians in the early 2000s, including Sick the Shocker, OutKast, Nivea, and Butch Cassidy. Let’s Get Ready, his fourth studio album, likewise charted at number one. Mystikal recorded many platinum and gold-certified albums over his career, and with 2 million sales, he earned an estimated $350,000.
The singer’s overall career earnings are estimated to be $7.5 million dollars. According to the newspaper, the artist pays around 41% of his professional revenue in taxes. After taxes, his career earnings are anticipated to be roughly $4.42 million USD. It is also reported that the artist spent between $2 and $3 million dollars. He also paid around $800,000 in business-related expenses.
Mystikal has already faced charges.
This is not the first time Mystikal has been charged with a major crime. In 2003, the singer was charged with s*xual violence and extortion. The artist pled guilty to punching his hairdresser in early 2004 and faced up to six years in jail. Vercy Carter and Leland Ellis, his bodyguards, also pled guilty to the crime. While still in custody, the rapper was charged with two misdemeanor charges.
He was also convicted in federal court and was given the option of serving a one-year federal term in addition to his six-year state sentence. He was refused parole in January 2006. He was freed from prison on federal tax charges a year later. The artist was freed in 2010 and was charged with s*x offenses.
After a disagreement with a domestic partner, the singer was jailed again in February 2012. He was also charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. In 2017, he surrendered to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department, which had an arrest warrant out for him. He was charged with r*pe in 2019 and was being imprisoned at the Caddo Correctional Center on a $3 million bail. The r*pe accusations were dropped the next year due to a lack of evidence.