Mystikal arrested on rape and domestic abuse charges

'The Guardian' reports that Mystikal has been arrested on charges that include first-degree rape and felony domestic abuse by strangulation. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was arrested on July 31 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was reportedly arrested after local police were informed of an alleged sexual assault at a nearby hospital. Mystikal was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2000 after releasing his global hit, 'Shake Ya Ass'. In 2004, Tyler began serving a six-year sentence after being found guilty of sexual assault and extortion.

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