After violating his probation in February for a domestic abuse charge, Michael “Mystikal” Tyler officially turned himself back into prison today. Arrested and slapped with a misdemeanor charge for domestic abuse battery, Mystikal was sentenced to 81 days back in prison after previously serving a six-year sentence. “Disappointed isn’t the word for it — ashamed,” Mystikal tells Billboard.com when asked how he’s feeling about the new jail sentence. “It’s hard to show up. If I stole your money and I gotta come face you again and you ask me about the money, it’s gonna be hard for me to face you in the eye. So the proof is in the pudding. Everything I was doing, the 81 days was right there riding with me — in the SUV, come on, who’s that? My 81 days. Everywhere I went, it was keeping me in check, and it’s a fight. I can tell myself all kinds of things, I can sit there and mope, or I can get out and thank those fans the way I’m supposed to, the way they deserve to be thanked. So of course I am.”
The judge has already given Mystikal credit for 9 days served while he was detained following his February arrest.
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