After Keeping Low Profile for Months, Mystikal Makes Surprise Appearance After Release From Jail
Since his release from jail in February rapper Mystikal has been keeping a pretty low profile, more than likely because he’s been reconnecting with family and friends after his eighteen month incarceration. This weekend, though, Mystikal was ready to release his rapid flow all over crowds once again when he became a special guest during Funk Fest in Orlando.
A Long Time Coming
Mystikal’s recent stint in jail is another in a long line of legal troubles he’s encountered during his career. However, his most current charge was brought about in 2016 when an unidentified woman accused Mystikal of raping her after a concert in Shreveport, Louisiana. However, in a surprising twist instead of Mystikal running from the allegations he turned himself in to begin the process of clearing his name.
Complex reports that in February Mystikal (government name Michael Tyler) was released from jail, but the rape charges are still pending and he will have to appear in court on May 20. But one of Mystikal’s lawyers, Joel Pearce, isn’t worried about the outcome.
Mystikal pleaded not guilty to the charges in December 2017 and is expected to go on trial this spring. Mystikal’s other lawyer, Joel Pearce, said he is confident the rapper will walk away with a win.
“Based on all of the evidence we have, we strongly believe that an amicable resolution is not only possible but probable as an outcome in this case and that Michael Tyler will never be made to return to jail for a crime he didn’t commit,” Pearce said.
With all of his legal troubles hopefully coming to a close Mystikal took some time away from the court drama to entertain fans during Orlando’s Funk Fest. And they were more than happy to have him back.