UPDATE: Mystikal Released From Prison On $3 Million Bond
Mystikal remains in jail after a judge denied his request to lower his $3 million bond in his rape and kidnapping case.
Mystikal has been released from prison after posting a $3 million bond!
The rapper raised the funds with the help of family, friends, and a record deal advance.
Mystikal’s attorney, Tim Yazbeck, tells TMZ … “It’s been a long time coming for Mike, but now he can get back to being the artist he is, doing what he loves, and seeing his kids again.”
Mystikal’s other legal eagle, Joel Pearce, tells TMZ … they’re confident in their case. Pearce said, “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.”
The rapper is free until his trial in May.
Read the original story below.
In case you were living your life like it’s golden and forgot — Mystikal is still in jail.
The New Orleans rapper has been in locked up in Caddo Correctional Center for the past year as he awaits trial for one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.
On Thursday, Caddo Parish Judge Romana Emanuel denied the rapper’s request to reduce his $3 million bond to $500,000.
Mystikal, real name Michael Lawrence Tyler, has maintained his innocence. He is due back in court on October 25.