Mystikal Released From Prison

 New Orleans rapper Mystikal was released from a Louisiana Federal Prison in Louisiana last week, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The rapper was sentenced to six-years in prison after pleading guilty to extortion and sexual battery charges, stemming from an incident in which he forced a woman to perform oral sex on camera, after he caught her writing $80,000 in bogus checks.

A representative with the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that the rapper, born Michael L. Tyler, was released from prison on Jan. 11, almost one-year after being denied parole.

On Jan. 19, 2006, the 36-year-old rapper went before the prison systems parole board, which denied his release.

Just seven days earlier, on Jan. 12, a judge had sentenced Mystikal to an additional year on two misdemeanor counts of failing to report almost $2 million in earnings from 1998-1999.

Mystikal was allowed to serve the misdemeanor tax sentence concurrently.

The rapper hit big with 2000's platinum selling album Let's Get Ready, which spawned the No. 1 singles "Danger" and "Shake Ya Ass."

The representative said that the Desert Storm war veteran was labeled a "full term release, " but will be placed under court-ordered supervision in Middle Louisiana, or the district he resides in.

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