Rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his Louisiana home.
Mystikal is facing charges of first-degree rape, simple criminal damage to property, false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery by strangulation, simple robbery, possession of heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and Xanax, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“My client doesn’t even do drugs, so he has absolutely no idea what they were talking about,” the rapper’s attorney Joel Pearce said per CBS News.
New York Post reports that prosecutors plan to bring up the rapper’s 2003 guilty plea to sexual battery and extortion as evidence of prior crimes.
Mystikal and two bodyguards videotaped themselves in sex acts with his hairstylist after he accused her of stealing $80,000 worth of his checks and told her he would not go to the police if she did something “degrading.”
She denied stealing his money. He was convicted and spent six years in prison.