Mystikal, Famous Sex Offender / Rapper to Drop New Album in 2013 With Appearances By Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne

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Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem to indicate these influences are creeping though into his music as well). Having always enjoyed the rapper's work, I've been digging around for more information and keep noticing the same thing: Most of these articles casually gloss over the fact that the No Limit/Cash Money/Jive rap artist known as Mystikal (real name Michael Tyler) is now a lifetime registered sex-offender.

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Sure, they mention it. But aside from a very factual statement of his arrest, there tends to be little further examination.

Sentenced to six years in prison in 2004 for extortion and sexual battery charges, Mystikal's highly controversial case originated over allegations that his hairdresser had stolen $80,000 from him. Mystikal was charged with forcing her to engage in sexual acts with him and two of his bodyguards in response.

Yikes. Couldn't he have done something much cooler (and in fact, more humane), like enacting Babylonian Law and cutting off her hand or fingers or something? Think of how much better of a headline that would've made for him. Instead, he was charged and convicted of one of the most heinous, unforgiveable acts that one person can do to another.

Granted, sometimes famous people get accused of doing terrible things that maybe they really didn't do. However, in Mystikal's case, the incident was videotaped. The tape wasn't used in the court case, but the judge viewed it immediately prior to his sentencing - suggesting that whatever was on the tape warranted a six-year stint in jail.

There aren't a ton of interviews out there with the guy on what "really" happened, or how he's reflected on the incident, but Mystikal has alleged that it was a tragic matter of his rap persona merging with his real life. "It was a case of Michael Tyler acting like Mystikal," he has said.


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waxil
waxil

Rick Ross isn't his name, he stole it from FReeway Ricky Ross, the real CIA coke dealer, who learned the law in prison and got out and is now suing this fatass for stealing his identity, google it.

Jake Black
Jake Black

You just now lost respect for Rick Ross? LOL

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Just lost respect for Rick Ross. This piece of shit does not deserve the success he has.

Alissa_Nelson
Alissa_Nelson

What the fuck is going on?

Rape culture. 

A whole system in which women are silenced by their abusers and rape (EVEN WHEN THE GUY IS CONVICTED) is still called into question. Do you realize that you're just feeding into it with this he said/she said speculation. The guy was convicted of sexual battery with videotaped evidence and you're basically suggesting that it was all a setup. 

It takes a tremendous amount of strength as a survivor of sexual assault to deal with the criminal justice system. Thanks to rape culture, a lot of folks suggest that rape is only real if it's convicted (an exceedingly small number of cases). And you basically just took the last thing that this woman had and turned it on its head because the boys' club that makes their careers objectifying women didn't boot him.

Fuck you buddy. 

max_in_missouri
max_in_missouri

80,000 for 3 BJs?  Hope that was the best brain ever....

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Gives a new meaning to "Shake your ass, but watch your step," I suppose. Also, you probably shouldn't show him what you're working with. Because he will rape it.

Jake Niehaus
Jake Niehaus

Great article, especially considering finding a way to put the Undertaker in there. If the whole event was a case of him just being "Mystikal", that makes you wonder if that kind of character is someone you want in the public eye at all...

Alissa_Nelson
Alissa_Nelson

Actually, I wanted to amend that to say that it's very valuable to look at a person's history, and I don't doubt that the dude had a lot of fucked up shit going on. But we also have to look at ourselves and see how our culture helps to enable abusers.

Apologies for the "fuck you". Your last few paragraphs just happened to undo the entire point (which was pretty reasonable) of the first two pages and that hurts a lot.

conformity
conformity

@Alissa_Nelson No need to apologize. I certainly didn't intend to come across that way. The suggestion that the tape was a staged incident was meant to be outlandish. I couldve (and shouldve) chosen a more obvious and ridiculous scenario, perhaps.

The article is meant to draw attention to the fact that Mystikal has gotten in trouble for doing some pretty awful things, yet continues to receive work. The question is "why?"

max_in_missouri
max_in_missouri

@Pete_McGillicutty   You realize it wasn't ME that made a hairdresser blow 3 dudes at gun point, right?

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