Mystikal, Famous Sex Offender / Rapper to Drop New Album in 2013 With Appearances By Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne
If we accept that, though, then we also make the argument that Mark William Calaway (aka WWF Wrestler the Undertaker) never himself actually performed a piledriver on someone and buried them in a coffin. But of course he did. And it was cool as hell.
The Undertaker, burying his hairdresser for stealing money. Or maybe not.
For me, personally, I've never been the guy chanting how we need to castrate all sex offenders, but I am one of those annoying guys who try to find reasons behind peoples' bad behaviors. "Making excuses for people," is what pro-castration advocates would say, but I firmly believe in trying to help people - even sex offenders, as I occasionally attempted to do back while working for the government on a program to serve homeless veterans.
Which reminds me, did I mention that Mystikal is a combat veteran, having served in the Iraq war? What about that time that he found his older sister, stabbed and strangled to death? Point is, life hasn't been too easy for the guy. Does that give him the right to rape someone? No, of course not. But maybe it provides an explanation as to why someone could have such terrible decision-making skills. And being a rich and famous rapper might've messed with his head a bit.
The truly fascinating thing about all of this is that Mystikal is still an active rap artist, having landed a deal with Cash Money Records. A sex crime hasn't rendered him unmarketable and in fact, other artists still want to work with him. His latest record (which will honestly probably kick ass, judging by the song "Hit Me") boasts guest stars like Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes. Even New Orleans funk outfit Galactic (who have toured with bands like The String Cheese Incident, Live, and Counting Crows) collaborated with Mystikal on the song "Move Fast" as recently as 2012.