Mystikal has been waiting on his trial since last August.
Mystikal has been sitting in jail since last Summer. The raspy rapper, who made a name for himself in the early 2000's with hits like "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)," was charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. According to KSLA, a judge recently turned down Mystikal's plea to have his bond reduced.
Caddo Parish Judge Romana Emanuel struck down the request to reduce the bail from $3 million to $500,000 on Thursday (October 4). Mystikal was thrown in Caddo Correctional Center last August, and he is still awaiting trial. His next hearing date is set for October 25. Born Michael Lawrence Tyler, the 48-year-old rapper plead not guilty to the charges that stem from an alleged sexual assault that occurred in October 2016 at a casino in Shreveport. Two other suspects have been charged along with Mystikal. 26-year-old Darnell Holman is being charged with the same two charges as Mystikal, and 42-year-old Tenichia Monieck Wafford is facing one count of obstruction of justice.
Mystikal has a long history with the law that has stunted his success as a rapper. He spent several years in jail for sexual battery and extortion, and is a register sex offender. He was also hit with a domestic abuse charge when he was released from jail, which was a violation of his probation.