Too Far Gone
In August of this year, reports that Mystikal had gotten himself into some serious trouble in Louisiana rang through the headlines. Shreveport, Louisiana’s KSLA News 12 broke the story that authorities were looking for the rapper in connection with the sexual assault and kidnapping of a women. Officers on the case were also looking for 42-year-old Tenichia Wafford. The Texas native allegedly tried to convince the victim not to press charges after the incident.
About four months ago, when the reports first surfaced, there were few details. At the time, the only solid fact was that Mystikal (alongside 26-year-old Averweone Holman) was in his home state in 2016 for the Legends Of Southern Hip-Hop tour.
Less than two days after the allegations hit the internet, the “I Smell Smoke” rapper turned himself in. (He was the only one of the three being sought to do so.) Though he was eventually caught, Holman ghosted as did Wafford, but the latter somehow found time to chit-chat with TMZ.
“Ain’t nobody did none of that, girl,” Wafford said over the summer. “And yes, I got it on record that she said ain’t nobody did nothing to her.”
Then he said, she said never mattered though. So, the case proceeded. Monday (Dec. 18) Mystikal — who is being held in Caddo Correctional Center since not being able to pay his $2 million bond — entered his not guilty plea.
Mystikal pleading not guilty comes as no surprise, seeing as he’s maintained his innocence since the beginning. Hopefully the justice system won’t fail an innocent man, if he is in fact innocent.
To help his chances, the rapper has New Orleans-based attorney Timothy Yazbeck on his side. The lawyer’s first order of business is to get Mystikal’s bond lowered to something more affordable.
Depending on who’s asked, Yazbeck may have an easy case. Not too long after Mystikal turned himself in, Instagram user @fameolous__ offered photographed proof of the rapper’s innocence in a now-deleted post.
The posted was accompanied by a lengthy captioned:
“3 innocent people are in jail because this 1 girl trying to find a way to get some money. She was ditching her boyfriend to be all up on my brother Lil Hood all night,” the poster wrote. “She offer them some sex and since her boyfriend caught her she trying to flip the script to save her relationship. Now she tryin to take an advantage to get some money. We also have evidence of her coming on to my bro that night. My brother did not do nothing wrong that night, she was just being a hoe that night and got caught by her boyfriend.”
“She was feeling all over my brother (DNA), drinks and food (DNA),” the caption continued. “That’s not a r*pe.”
Hiding a Lie
Then, there’s Wafford, who continues to vehemently deny the victim’s claims. In line with the now-deleted Instagram post, Wafford swore that the women was simply trying to cover up the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend and get some money while she was at it.
“She trying to protect her boyfriend because she ditched him all night to be with another n**ga,” Wafford told TMZ in a video. “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?’”
Mystical’s next court date is Jan. 18, 2018. What do you think about his plea? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and SHARE this article.