Mystikal is officially a free man, at least for now.
The New Orleans rapper finally posted his $3 million bail after being behind bars for 18 months. Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was arrested in August 2017 and later charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. A Louisiana judge set his bail at a whopping $3 million forcing the rapper to remain behind bars all this time. He walked out of a Louisiana prison on Tuesday afternoon after finally being able to post bail.
TMZ reported that Mystikal raised funds through the help of a new record deal and with the help of family and friends. Last year, the NOLA rapper secured a three-album record deal with a label. At the time, his attorneys were hopeful that he would receive an advance for the deal which would ultimately help him to raise the $3 million needed for his bond.
“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 attorney, Joel Pearce, said.
Pearce noted that the legal team has enough evidence to win the case, but he believes that an amicable resolution will be reached sometime soon and Tyler will never go back to jail.