Mystikal Released From Prison
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.