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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
Michael Lawrence Tyler (left), also known as the rapper Mystikal, looks on as his attorney...
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.(Semmie Buffin/KSLA)
Updated: Mar. 6, 2019 at 3:22 PM CST
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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...
“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.”(Semmie Buffin/KSLA)

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.

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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