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Rapper Mystikal pleads not guilty to rape, kidnapping charges

Mystikal entered a not-guilty plea to charges related to a 2016 incident in which he was accused of assault.

The 46-year-old Louisiana rapper, real name Michael Lawrence Tyler, waived an arraignment in Caddo District Court on Monday, according to KSLA News.

He’s currently facing charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.

Tyler is being held in Caddo Correctional Center, where he’s been since Aug. 21.

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The “Here I Go” artist’s bond has been set at $ 3 million, though KSLA reports that he’s hoping to see that reduced after his Jan. 18 court date.

TMZ reported that Tyler surrendered to authorities after learning that police in Shreveport, La., issued a warrant for his arrest.

Mystical ( Michael Lawrence Tyler ) pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree rape and kidnapping on December 18, 2017 in Caddo District Court. Credit - Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

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The publication was unable to uncover full details about the incident, which allegedly took place outside a local casino.

They were, however, able to identify two other suspects linked to the case.

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According to the outlet, police arrested Averweone Holman on Aug. 18 in Killeen, Texas. He’s since been charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.

A woman by the name of Tenichia Wafford was also taken into police custody. She’s been charged with obstruction of justice.

Holman and Wafford are both also being held at Caddo Correctional Center.

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