“My feet back on the ground. Man it’s been a long time,” the MC told radio jock Wild Wayne from New Orleans’ Q93. “I’m back. I’m still trying to feel this reality. It feels like a dream. Watch how I’m going to shake this world up now. I want reparation!”
Following his release from jail last week, the artist – best known for his hits “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long)” – has five years of probation and must now register as a sex offender in Louisiana.
Mystikal says he has plenty of new material written and record labels have expressed interest in signing him, although he does owe one more album – as far as he understands – to Jive records.
Asked what got him through the six-years on lockdown, Mystikal – born Michael Tyler – said, “To be honest, I ain’t do nothing. It had to be God. When I look now, it seems like it was easy because it’s over. But going through it — it was tough. I had to get out the way and let God handle it for me. He had his arms around me tight.”
“You gotta be down to earth,” he continued. “I took it in stride. There’s always worse [things]: especially after 1994, the death of my sister. Nothing could be that bad. Then [No Limit rapper] Soulja Slim had just died [in 2003]. I was grieving him and morning him. I was kinda numb. It was a lot of things. But now I’m back.”