New Orleans-based rapper Mystikal has just been indicted by a Caddo Parish grand jury for one count of first-degree rape and one count of second-degree kidnapping. According to KSLA News 12, Mystikal (real name Michael Lawrence Taylor) surrendered to authorities last month to try “to get this business reconciled, get this behind me, man.” He’s one of three people under indictment for an alleged assault on an individual at a Shreveport casino in October. One of the other people of interest has been charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping as well, while the third person has been indicted for obstruction of justice.
Mystikal was already a registered sex offender in the state of Louisiana before his indictment in Caddo Parish; in 2003, he was charged with sexual battery and extortion after he and two of his bodyguards forced the victim, the rapper’s hairstylist at the time, to perform oral sex and then accused her of stealing $80,000 in checks. The rapper pled guilty and served six years before being released in 2010.