From The Advocate, where you can read even more:

New Orleans-raised rapper Mystikal berated, beat and choked a woman at his Ascension Parish home during a heated argument over finances during the weekend before the episode devolved into her rape amid his separate complaint that she had stolen $100 from him, sheriff’s deputies said Monday.

The victim accused Mystikal, whose given name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, of engaging in erratic and violent behavior minutes after he had apologized for beating her and pulling out her hair braids — then he had them pray together.

“He had her kneel with him beside his bed as they prayed for a few minutes,” a sheriff’s warrant says.

Tyler, 51, of Prairieville, was arrested and booked Sunday afternoon on first-degree rape, simple robbery, felony domestic abuse battery by strangulation and other counts in the suburban Baton Rouge parish, sheriff’s deputies said.

Tyler has faced sexual assault charges in the past and is a registered sex offender after a 2003 conviction, but recently said he was trying to turn his life around and put his more volatile past behind him.

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