Mystikal to Headline First Concert Since Prison Release
Recently-paroled rapper Mystikal has been booked to perform his first show following his six year incarceration for sexual battery and extortion. The former No Limit member is set to headline the “Mystikal and Friends” Mardi Gras concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts in New Orleans on Feb. 16.
Mystikal was released from prison on Jan. 11, and expressed great relief upon being freed, along with deep regret at the decisions he made that lead to his incarceration. “I’m back. It almost feels like a dream,” he said in an interview. “Six years off the scene for most rappers, it would be over with, but it’s a new beginning for me … we can’t be foolish especially when you are blessed and successful. We gotta tighten up.”
The rapper is said to have penned “hundreds of songs” during his time in prison, which he plans on recording immediately.
Tickets for the “Mystikal and Friends” concert range from $36-$63, which is nothing to a hardcore ‘Shake Ya Ass’ fan. We’re sure Mahalia would be proud.