Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, now may travel outside Louisiana

He still must wear an ankle bracelet and must be accompanied and monitored by a bodyguard

Rapper Mystikal, accused of rape, now may travel outside Louisiana
Michael Lawrence Tyler (left), also known as the rapper Mystikal, looks on as his attorney addresses the media following a hearing March 6 in Caddo District Court in Shreveport. (Source: Semmie Buffin)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The rapper Mystikal now may travel outside Louisiana.

Michael Lawrence Tyler, of Prairieville, still must wear an ankle bracelet.

And the artist must hire a full-time bodyguard to follow and monitor him wherever he goes.

Those are some of the outcomes of a hearing Wednesday in Caddo District Court in Shreveport.

“Pray, man. God is able. God is faithful,” accused rapist Michael Lawrence Tyler, also known as the rapper Mystikal, said after a hearing March 6 in Caddo District Court in Shreveport. “I am not just saying that because it sounds good. I am saying that because it is the absolute truth.”
“Pray, man. God is able. God is faithful,” accused rapist Michael Lawrence Tyler, also known as the rapper Mystikal, said after a hearing March 6 in Caddo District Court in Shreveport. “I am not just saying that because it sounds good. I am saying that because it is the absolute truth.” (Source: Semmie Buffin)

And Tyler said it’s a small victory.

“I can travel. I can earn some of my money back that I spent. I am in an incredible bind.”

Tyler also has a new trial date - Aug. 5. The proceedings had been set for May 20.

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KSLA News 12 broke the news when the rapper, who accused of rape, spent more than a year and a half in a Caddo Parish lockup after being arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a local casino in October 2016.

He now has some advice for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation, particularly if they are innocent.

“Pray, man. God is able. God is faithful,” Mystikal said. “I am not just saying that because it sounds good. I am saying that because it is the absolute truth.”

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