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Mystikal Released From Prison On Bond In Rape Case

New Orleans rapper Mystikal has reportedly been released from prison. 

According to TMZ, the rapper who has been charged with rape multiple times has been released after spending 18 months in a Louisana prison.

The "Shake It Fast" rapper's legal team said that Mystikal was able to post $3 million dollar bond, which came from a new recording deal and money that was raised by the artist's family and friends.

The rapper whose given name is Michael Tyler was locked up since August 2017 when he was booked for first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.

Mystikal's attorney, Tim Yazbeck, told TMZ, "It's been a long time coming for Mike, but now he can get back to being the artist he is, doing what he loves, and seeing his kids again."

The former No Limit Records artist will be free until his pending trial in May.

In 2004, Mystikal was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to raping his hair stylist. After being released in 2010, he was arrested a few years later for a domestic violence incident, according to Vibe.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.