Mystikal pleaded guilty today (June 26) to extortion
and sexual battery charges claiming that he forced his hairstylist to perform
sexual acts on him and two bodyguards.
"I'm glad that it's getting behind me,"
Mystikal said after copping his plea.
Mystikal was facing an aggravated rape charge,
which could have landed him in prison for life. By pleading guilty to the lesser
charges, the rapper was sentenced to five years probation.
He still faces a September 25 sentencing date
for sexual battery.
Persecutors said that Mystikal confronted his
hairdresser at the rapper's Baton Rogue
home when she came over to braid his hair.
He accused her of stealing checks and allegedly
told her to "get into the bedroom and take your clothes off."
Prosecutors alleged Mystikal promised to not
press charges if the woman did something "degrading."
The platinum selling rapper allegedly told the
woman to give oral sex to him and his two bodyguards, Leland "Pokie"
Ellis, 37 and Vercy "V" Carter, 35.
The three men videotaped the sexual acts, which
Prosecutors said included intercourse.
Mystikal's attorney, David Bourland said that
the rapper didn't agree with all of the charges aimed at him, but did agree
that sexual battery took place, hence the guilty plea.