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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11 Comments

  1. Paradise

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

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  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.

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  3. Sau

    What an idiot to risk the safety of others.

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  4. tripper772

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

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  5. what

    if he goes to jail his comeback album will be legendary

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  6. Ty Ty

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

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  7. 2bad2bme

    this clown

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  8. just ugly

    HE IS JUST THE UGLIEST THING

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  9. Formerly From Tokyo

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

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    undercoverfans Reply:

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

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  10. Ice

    He’s looking like Diddy Kong in that mugshot.

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