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Rapper Mystikal has been locked up for the past 18 months on rape charges.
He needed $3 million to be released on bond, which he was finally able to scrape together thanks to friends and family and an advance for a new recording deal.
Back in 2017, Mystikal was booked on first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping from an incident in 2016 at a casino where the rapper was performing. A Louisiana woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. The rapper pleaded not guilty.
His pending trial is scheduled to being in May.
One of Mystikal’s attorney Joel Pearce told TMZ, “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.”
Written by Clarke Jones