Mystikal Net Worth 2022: Why Did the Rapper Get Arrested?

Mystikal is an American country singer and hip-hop artist with a $2 million net worth. He started his career in the 1990s as a combat engineer in the US Army.

Later, when “Mind of Mystikal,” his first studio album, came out, he began his music career. He has put out six albums, and all of them have done well with critics and fans and have been certified gold or platinum by the RIAA.

In addition to his music career, he has been on TV and started acting at the beginning of the new millennium. Mystikal is the most controversial artist because he has a long history of legal problems, including a prison sentence for sexual battery.

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Early Life of Mystikal 

Marie Tyler gave birth to Michael Lawrence Tyler on September 22, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana. When he was seven, his father died. His mother raised him, his sister Michelle, and his brother Maurice on her own.

Mystikal went to Cohen High School before becoming a combat engineer in the US Army. He wanted to be a rapper since he was very young, so he performed for Run-DMC and Doug E. Fresh at an outdoor event at the Treme Center. This caught the attention of Leroy “Precise” Edwards, the house producer at Big Boy Records, who offered him a contract.

Personal Life of Mystikal 

Mystikal has been with a number of women, including the American singers Nivea (2000–2001) and Monica, as well as Karrine Steffans (2001). Million Tyler and Michelle Tyler are his children.

In 1994, Mystikal discovered her sister Michelle dead inside her house after being stabbed and strangled. Damion Neville, her boyfriend and the grandson of one of the famous Neville Brothers was arrested and charged with the crime. Neville was tried, but he was found not guilty.

Net Worth of Mystikal 

Mystikal is an American actor and rapper with a $2 million net worth. Mystikal’s albums include “Mind of Mystikal,” “Unpredictable,” and “Ghetto Fabulous.” The last two of these albums reached the top five of the Billboard 200 and were certified Platinum. His fourth album, “Let’s Get Ready,” was his most popular. It went to number one on the Billboard charts and gave us the hits “Shake Your Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long).” Mystikal has been in trouble with the law many times. From 2004 to 2010, he was locked up on charges of sexual battery and extortion.

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Music Career of Mystikal 

His first album, which was called “Mystikal,” came out in 1994 on the independent label Big Boy Records. After the song came out, he got into fights with other New Orleans rappers like U.N.L.V., B.G., and Lil Wayne.

After he signed with Jive Records in 1995, he put out “Mind of Mystikal,” which was mostly made up of tracks from his first album. Mystikal left Big Boy in 1996 to join No Limit Records, even though he was still under contract with Jive. Then, from 1997 to 1999, he was a guest artist on a number of No Limit albums.

After the label’s two albums came out, he left No Limit but stayed with Jive. In 2000, he came out with the album to Let’s Get Ready, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and had the hits “Danger (Been So Long)” and “Shake Ya Ass” on it.

Mystikal’s solo album Tarantula, which came out in 2001, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2003. In the same year, Mystikal was also nominated for Best Male Rap Performance.

From 2004 to 2010, he was in jail for sexual assault. Soon after he got his freedom back, he worked with Fiend, an old No Limit labelmate, and R&B singer Lloyd. He also performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos music festival in 2011.

Assault By Mystikal 

In 2003, Mystikal admitted that he had sexually assaulted his hairdresser. He was sentenced to six years in prison. He forced the woman to have oral sex with him and his two bodyguards, saying that she had stolen $80,000 in checks. Mystikal said at first that the meeting was okay, but soon after the accusations were made, a videotape of the meeting was found at his house.

In 2005, while he was still in jail on state charges of sexual violence and extortion, Mystikal was charged with two misdemeanor counts of not filing tax returns for the years 1998 and 1999.

In federal court the next year, he was found guilty of the tax charges, but he was allowed to serve his one-year federal sentence along with his six-year state sentence. When he got out of prison in 2010, he was marked as a sex offender.

In 2012, Mystikal was arrested again after he got into a fight with his partner. After being locked up for nine days, he was let out on bail. He was sent to prison for three months again because he broke the rules of his probation.

In 2017, Mystikal turned himself into the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was then charged with rape and jailed on a $3 million bond until 2019 when the charges against him were dropped because there wasn’t enough evidence.

In 2022, he was arrested again in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on suspicion of five crimes: first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic violence, battery, strangulation, and simple criminal damage to property.

Final Words

Mystikal’s estimated net worth in 2022 is $2 million. Most of his money came from deals with record companies like “Jive, Universal Republic, and Sony.” In the 1990s, he started his career by getting signed to the “Jive Records label.”

Mystikal makes a lot of money as a rapper through the sales of his records, songs, concerts, and live shows. At the top of his career, he was sent to prison for six years, which turned his life completely upside down. But when he turned himself into the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department in 2017 after putting out a warrant for his arrest, he lost a lot more money.

“Mind of Mystikal,” his most famous gold-certified album, was a commercial success, and he made $80,000 from it. Mystikal made about $350,000 from the success of his album “Let’s Get Ready,” which sold 2 million copies and topped the music charts. The album was certified twice as platinum and once as gold.