Mystikal gave himself up in Caddo Parish.
Following yesterday’s news that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, Mystikal has turned himself into police and has been booked with first-degree rape. His bond is set at $2 million.
Mystikal was being sought in connection to an incident in late 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana, around the time that the rapper was performing in the city with the “Legends Of Southern Hip-Hop” tour. Evidence connected Mystikal and another man named Averweone Holman to the scene of the alleged crime. Holman was captured in Texas over the weekend and Mystikal gave himself up to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
A third person is still being sought in connection with the case. Tenichia Wafford is charged with being an accessory after the fact for allegedly attempting to get the victim to rescind her story. Wafford is still on-the-run but stands by her version of events, saying that neither man is guilty of the charges against them.
“Ain’t nobody did none of that, girl,” she said in a video shared by TMZ. “And yes, I got it on record that she said ain’t nobody did nothing to her.” She said that she wouldn’t have called the victim if she knew how things were going to play out.
“That threw me for a loop,” she said. “If I would of knew all that, I wouldn’t have even called her. I just called to check up on a friend. That’s all I was doing.” Wafford continued, saying that the victim has changed her story.
“She trying to protect her boyfriend because she ditched him all night to be with another n*gga,” she said. “And now all of a sudden somebody hurt her. But when I called her and asked her if somebody hurt her, she said ain’t nobody hurt her. So now, all of a sudden, I got a charge because I called her, I called a friend, to ask ‘Are you ok?’”
Wafford got emotional before saying that she’s going to turn herself in.
“That shit hurt me. Now I gotta go down here and turn in my motherf*cking self and clear my motherf*cking name all because I’m checking on somebody to see if somebody okay,” she said.
It’s not the first time that Mystikal has been charged with a sex crime. The rapper served six years on a sexual battery charge and was released in 2010. He’s spent the interceding years attempting to recapture the spark of his early ‘00s hits, but beyond a semi-viral performance of his track on Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special, he has failed to reach those heights again.
“It still feels like a dream, man,” he said in an interview with the radio station Q93 around the time of his release. “I was gone so long, all the things I achieved, all the accolades I attained, it felt like it was dream. It felt like I’d never done that stuff. But watch how I shake this world up now — I want reparations.”
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