Mystikal sentenced to prison

And the rapper is already doing time

Mystikal has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to avoid paying $271,000 (£153,045) in taxes.

The rapper, who is currently serving a state sentence in Louisiana for sexual battery against his former hairstylist, was told by US District Judge James Brady yesterday (January 12) that he would be allowed to serve the new sentence at the same time.

According to Billboard, Mystikal – real name Michael L Tyler – is currently serving a six-year sentence for the videotaped attack on the hairstylist.

Tyler pleaded guilty in August 2005 to two misdemeanour counts of failing to file tax returns on the $824,916 (£465,707) he earned in 1998 and the $930,953 (£525,570) in 1999.

Judge Brady ordered the rapper to pay back taxes and penalties in addition to the one-year sentence.