In state news, the rapper Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, is set to appear in court today for a hearing on his first degree rape charge and second degree kidnapping charge.
Tyler is accused of raping a woman in October of 2016 when he was in Caddo parish for a concert. His attorney says the rapper is rejecting all plea deals the Caddo District Attorney’s office might offer and wants all charges dropped.
Last month, Tyler posted a three million dollar bond after spending 18 months in prison. Tyler’s lawyer has petitioned to get the accuser’s mental health and wellness records.