What is Mystikal’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Annual Income||$500 Thousand|
|Monthly Income||$65 Thousand|
|Age||51 Years Old|
Mystikal is a American hip-hop rapper and country singer who has a net worth of $2 million. In the 1990s, He started his career as a combat engineer in the US Army. Later he embarked on his music career with the release of his debut studio album “Mind of Mystikal”. He has released 6 albums, all of which have received critical acclaim and commercial success as well as have been certified gold or platinum by the RIAA.
He has made television appearances and began acting in the early years of the new millennium in addition to his musical career. Mystikal is the most controversial artist in the industry as he has a history of legal troubles including a prison sentence for sexual battery.
Michael Lawrence Tyler was born on September 22, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Marie Tyler. His father died when he was 7 years old. His mother alone raised him and his two siblings, Michelle and Maurice.
Mystikal went to Cohen High School before joining the US Army as a combat engineer. From a very young age, he wanted to become a rapper so he performed for Run-DMC and Doug E. Fresh at an outdoor event at the Treme Center, which drew the attention of Big Boy Record’s house producer, Leroy “Precise” Edwards, who offered him a contract.
Mystikal released his self-titled first album in 1994 through the indie label Big Boy Records. Following the release, he found himself clashing with fellow New Orleans rappers including U.N.L.V., B.G., and Lil Wayne.
He released “Mind of Mystikal” in 1995 after signing with Jive Records mostly consisting of tracks from his debut. Mystikal left Big Boy in 1996 while still under contract with Jive to join No Limit Records. Then he appeared as a guest artist in numerous No Limit albums from 1997 to 1999.
He left No Limit but remained with Jive after the label’s two albums were released. He released his album, Let’s Get Ready, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2000 and included the popular singles, “Danger (Been So Long)” and “Shake Ya Ass.”
Mystikal was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2003 for his solo album Tarantula, which was released in 2001. In addition, Mystikal was nominated for Best Male Rap Performance in the same year.
He was jailed for sexual battery from 2004 until 2010. Soon after gaining back his freedom, he worked with Fiend, a former labelmate from No Limit, and R&B singer Lloyd. He also gave a performance at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos festival.
Mystikal has dated several women, including Nivea (2000-2001) and Monica, who were American singers, and Karrine Steffans (2001). He has two kids Million Tyler and Michelle Tyler.
In 1994, Mystikal discovered her sister Michelle dead inside her house after being stabbed and strangled. Damion Neville, her boyfriend and the grandson of one of the famous Neville Brothers was taken into custody and charged with the offense. However, Neville was found not guilty after a trial.
Assault and Arrest
In 2003, Mystikal admitted to sexually assaulting his hairstylist and was given a six-year prison sentence. He forced the woman into having oral sex with him and his two bodyguards and claimed that she had stolen $80,000 in checks. Mystikal first argued that the encounter was consensual, but soon after the accusations were made, a videotape of the incident was discovered at his residence.
Mystikal was charged federally with 2 misdemeanor counts of failing to submit tax returns for the years 1998 and 1999 in 2005, while he was still in jail on the state charges of sexual violence and extortion.
He was found guilty of the tax charges in federal court the following year, but he was given permission to serve his one-year federal term along with his six-year state sentence. He was registered as a sex offender when he was released in 2010.
Mystikal was arrested once more in 2012 as a result of an argument with his domestic partner. After being held for nine days, he was eventually freed on bail. He received a three-month prison sentence once more for going against the terms of his probation.
Mystikal surrendered to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2017 after an arrest warrant was filed for him. He was then charged with rape and detained on a $3 million bond until 2019 when the charges against him were dropped citing a lack of evidence.
He was once again arrested in 2022 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on suspicion of the following five offenses: first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic violence, battery, strangling, and simple criminal damage to property.
As of 2023, Mystikal’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. He earned most of his wealth after signing with music labels like “Jive, Universal Republic, and Sony”. He started his career in the 1990s and was signed to the “Jive Records label”.
Mystikal makes his fortune through his career as a rapper, record sales, songs, concerts, and live performances. At the pinnacle of his career, his life was turned upside down when he was imprisoned for six years at the pinnacle of his career. However, his wealth decreased much more in 2017 when he turned himself into the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department after submitting a notice for his arrest.
His most famous gold-certified album “Mind of Mystikal” was a commercial success and he earned $80,000 from the album. Mystikal made an estimated $350,000 from the success of his two-times platinum and a gold-certified album, “Let’s Get Ready,” which sold 2 million copies and topped the music charts.