May 14th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) 81 days. That’s the amount of time separating Mystikal, the quick-tongued, New Orleans rapper best known for hit singles like “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long),” from leaving his legal issues behind and once again hitting the reset button on his career.
After serving a six-year prison sentence stemming from sexual battery and extortion charges in 2003, Mystikal signed a deal with Cash Money Records last December; released a brash new single, “Original,” featuring Cash Money boss Birdman; and made his long-awaited return to the stage with performances at South by Southwest and New Orleans’ Jazz Festival 2012.
But last month, following a February incident in which the rapper (real name: Michael Tyler) was arrested and slapped with a misdemeanor charge for domestic abuse battery, Mystikal was sentenced to 81 days in jail for violation of probation. On Monday (May 14), that sentence begins.