Fans were surprised to hear Mystikal, after completing a six-year prison sentence for sexual battery and extortion and subsequently signing to Cash Money, was headed back to the pen for 81 days.

In a recent interview with, Mystikal candidly discussed the new sentence, which stemmed from a violation of probation for a misdemeanor domestic abuse battery charge.

“Disappointed isn’t the word for it — ashamed,” admitted the emcee to Billboard. “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?” he added. “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.”

Mystikal’s new sentence begins Monday (May 14).

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