Rapper Mystikal Indicted on Rape, Kidnapping Charges

Bond has been set at $3 million

Last Updated: September 20, 2017 @ 2:34 PM

Michael Lawrence Tyler, who raps under the stage-name Mystikal, has been indicted by a Caddo Parish, Louisiana, grand jury on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping, per KSLA News 12. His bond has been set at $3 million.

Mystikal is best-known for hits “Shake Ya Ass/Shake It Fast” and “Danger (Been So Long).” Both Top 20 tunes came out in 2000.

In August, Tyler turned himself in to authorities at the Caddo Correctional Center. KSLA had cameras there at the time; readers can watch that video above.

The Louisiana resident is one of three people who were wanted in connection with an Oct. 22 assault at a casino in downtown Shreveport.

Also indicted in the case are:

  • Averweone Darnell Holman, 26, of Shreveport, on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. His bond has also been set at $3 million.
  • Tenichia Monieck Wafford, 42, of Harker Heights, Texas, on one count of obstruction of justice. Her bond is set at $500,000.

This is not Tyler’s first run-in with the law, and not his first sex-crime charge either.

In 2003, he pled guilty to sexual battery and extortion charges, and served six years in prison. The emcee and two of his bodyguards forced that victim, the rapper’s hairstylist at the time, to perform oral sex and then accused her of stealing $80,000 in checks, per The A.V. Club.

Following his release in January 2010, Tyler was on probation for five years and registered as a sex offender in his home state.