August 18, 2022
Rapper Mystical arrested for rape, false imprisonment

Rapper Mystical was arrested in Louisiana on Sunday on charges of first-degree rape and false imprisonment.

The Grammy-nominated artist, born Michael Tyler, was held in Ascension Parish Prison without bond. He was also charged with simple robbery, domestic abuse battery and simple criminal damage to property, According to the Miami Herald.

Mystical, 52, of Louisiana, was arrested late Saturday night after interviewing a man at a local hospital in connection with sexual assault, said an Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman. CBS Baton Rouge affiliate told WAFB, A sheriff’s spokesman said the victim, who suffered minor injuries, identified Mystical as the assailant.

Mystical, whose hits include 1999’s “It Ain’t My Fault” and 2000’s “Shake or Us”, has previously been accused of sexual misconduct.

In 2003, he pleaded guilty Sexual battery and served six years in state prison. He spent 18 months in prison in 2016 on rape and kidnapping charges which were later dismissed.

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