News: BREAKING: Cash Money's Mystikal Headed Back To Jail
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 9:27AM
Cash Money Records' Mystikal is reportedly heading back to jail just months after inking a deal with Birdman's music empire over a probation violation.
According to reports, Mystikal will have to spend at least 90 days behind bars.
Rapper Mystikal will be going back behind bars for three months because of a probation violation. Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He'll be returning to jail May 14. On Monday, state District Judge Tony Marabella added the extra time as a condition of the 41-year-old Tyler's five-year probation in the extortion case because he was arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery. Prosecutor Sue Bernie told The Advocate Tyler violated his probation, which called for him to remain arrest- and conviction-free. Tyler's attorney says Marabella ordered Tyler to spend another 90 days in jail but is giving him credit for the nine days he was detained after his arrest. (Washington Post)
The reported jail time could have a rough impact on plans to drop his long-awaited Cash Money solo debut, Original.
"I'm telling you, this album is gonna be so well worth the wait, Sway, believe that," Mystikal told MTV News' Sway Calloway. The truth is, even if it wasn't "worth the wait," would a rapper really say otherwise? Mystikal acknowledged that his boasts may seem cliché, but that "those who know who I am know that I mean that." On Original, fans can expect even more collaborations from Cash Money/Young Money artists. "Busta [Rhymes] was one of the first artists I worked with when I first came home," he said. "Busta came out there, came all the way to Baton Rouge. I'm talking about we got it in." What about Drake? "No, that's coming," Mystikal promised. (MTV)
A few weeks ago, Mystikal credited Cash Money's Birdman and Lil Wayne for saving his career.
"My head is still spinning right now," Mystikal said when asked about adjusting to the new label situation. "It's humbling. It's really humbling to be looking from this position, the six years [behind bars], looking up at everything. That's at the bottom of the barrel. The only thing that's worse than being in prison is probably death itself. So to do that for six years and then to come home and be on top with the top record label in the world? It's humbling. ... That was nothing but God that allowed this situation to unfold like this -- they didn't save my career, they saved my life. Literally. So that's how serious I am." (Hip Hop Nation)
Back in 2010, the Louisiana rapper offered up some advice to help keep rappers out of jail.
"It's crazy. A lot of people ask me if I feel like they targeting rappers, and I guess there's truth to that, but the bottom line is, I'm in control of the decisions I make. I'm in control of the positions that I allow myself to be in. I'm in control of the muthaf*ckas I have around me. So in all those areas, I f*cked up. So it ultimately falls on me. So you got to wise up with the decisions you make, especially if you f*ckin' successful. Respect your success. I came off the throne to try to show somebody to just pay attention to what the f*ck you do 'cause it can cost you. Look how much it cost me, man. Six years. I'd be at that $100 million mark right now. I guarantee you. So now they done pissed me off. Now I want $200 million." (Complex)
Check out some recent Mystikal footage below: