Tyler, The Creator Arrested for Inciting Riot During Concert — Report
See, people —this is what happens when you mess with Texas. Rapper Tyler, The Creator has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot at his concert in Austin this week. Apparently, havoc is one of the things he creates.
Tyler — who turned 23 last week — was arrested on March 15 at an airport in Texas, according to TMZ. Cops informed the rapper that they had a warrant for his arrest for starting a riot at his concert on Thursday, March 13, during the South by Southwest music festival.
Cops have released video footage of the concert, and Tyler can be heard telling fans to break down a police barricade to get in. The warrant points out that a bartender at the concert venue tried to protect a woman from getting trampled, and then a fan punched him in the face. Tyler is reportedly still in custody, with bail set at $3,500.
On March 14 — one day after the riot — he had tweeted, "SOME ARE MAKING ME OUT TO BE A BAD GUY, SO IM NOT DOING ANY SHOWS TONIGHT."
This is not Tyler's first time facing legal trouble for his actions at a concert. He was arrested in December 2011 for allegedly destroying sound equipment belonging to an L.A. venue. Tyler — who is close pals with Justin Bieber — has also faced heat from Justin's neighbors for reportedly driving recklessly in Justin's Ferrari.
Tyler is best known as the leader of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, which also counts Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt as members. Tyler was named Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
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