Another legal setback has Mystikal by the reigns. The No Limit icon, real name Michael Tyler, has been in jail without bail since last July. Mystikal was arrested on charges related to an accusation of rape from a woman he’s reportedly known for upwards of two decades. According to the purported victim, she visited the rapper’s home to receive financial assistance for someone who needed money for an apartment. During the meeting, an alleged violent altercation occurred, and the woman claimed she was assaulted.

The Advocate reported the woman told authorities Mystikal prevented her from leaving his home by taking her car keys and mobile phone. She said he strangled and raped her, in addition to threatening to remove “bad spirits” from her with a pair of scissors. It’s also said that Mystikal believed the woman owed him money. The “Danger” hitmaker allegedly only let her leave his residence once she paid him $150 through a money app.

Mystikal Retains A New Attorney

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – SEPTEMBER 25: Mystikal performs at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall on September 25, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

Mystikal’s trial is set for the summer, and he’s hired a new attorney as the hearing looms. Recently, Tiffany Myles Crosby filed a motion to set a gag order in place due to the “inordinate amount of publicity.” The rapper’s case has elicited conversations about his past run-ins with the law, including several allegations of sexual assault. In 2020, Mystikal scored a victory after a previous rape charge was tossed out of court. However, in 2004, Mystikal was sentenced to six years for sexual battery against his hairstylist.

In this latest case, Crosby wants this gag order to further include “all potential witnesses and law enforcement officials who either will or might testify at the trial of this case or who have information” about the matter. The Advocate noted Mystikal’s previous legal team opted to be more hands-on with the press, while Crosby moves more privately.

Facing A Severe Sentence

LOUISVILLE, KY – FEBRUARY 14: Mystikal performs during the Louisville Old School Hip Hop Festival at KFC YUM! Center on February 14, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)

In other court documents, it was alleged that Mystikal didn’t understand the previous motions filed on his behalf. Additionally, Mystikal has pleaded not guilty to the charges of rape and false imprisonment. If convicted, he could spend the remainder of his life in prison.