Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting a Riot at SXSW

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator has been arrested for allegedly starting a riot during the South by Southwest festival.

According to the AP, the Odd Future rapper was arrested on Saturday afternoon at the airport in Austin, Texas, and booked for inciting a riot at his concert.

Police say the 23-year-old, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, provoked his fans to break through the barricade and past venue employees at the at-capacity Converse/Thrasher “Death Match” event at Austin’s Scoot Inn on Thursday.

In a warrant, officers claim Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on, but got punched in the face for it.

He is currently in custody on $25,000 bond. If convicted of inciting a riot, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Tyler’s concert was canceled on Wednesday after a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd of people, killing two and injuring 23 others.

UPDATE: Tyler has been released on $25,000 bond (see mug shot above). He has since spoken out on Twitter.

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  1. Paradise

    what the fuck Tyler? endangering lives in not cool, edgy or badass.


  2. scared

    Why does he do stuff like this? Does he feed off of chaos or something? Very dangerous individual who unfortunately has fame which equals power.


  3. Sau

    What an idiot to risk the safety of others.


  4. tripper772

    when is this wasteman gonna stop? hes such a talentess piece of sh!t


  5. what

    if he goes to jail his comeback album will be legendary


  6. Ty Ty

    yo…I died 7 times over that mugshot…I CAN’T :))) Am bout to make it my facebook profile pic…#Epic


  7. 2bad2bme

    this clown


  8. just ugly



  9. Formerly From Tokyo

    I cannot stand him. Never could, never will. Ugh.


    undercoverfans Reply:

    @Formerly From Tokyo, You can stand him. Always could. Always will.


  10. Ice

    He’s looking like Diddy Kong in that mugshot.


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