In 2002, No Limit MC Mystikal and two of his associates were arrested on charges aggravated rape and extortion. People Magazine reported that the Louisiana rapper forced his female hairstylist to perform oral sex on him and his two friends after they threatened to inform police that she had stolen nearly $80,000 worth of checks from the rapper. Initially, Mystikal proclaimed his innocence, saying that the sexual act was consensual. However, police later uncovered a videotape of the incident, validating the victim’s claims. At the time of the rappers arrest, Baton Rouge police told the Associated Press that, “During the attacks, the victim was repeatedly threatened with prosecution of the checks and great bodily harm.”
After the video surface, Mystikal and his associates plead guilty to sexual battery and extortion charges to avoid the mandatory life sentence in Louisiana for sexual battery. The rapper was ultimately sentenced to six years in prison, a sentence that was later increased due to tax evasion charges. Mystikal was later released in 2010.