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Tyler, The Creator Gets Arrested In Texas

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This past week hasn’t been pleasant for Tyler, The Creator he had to cancel a show on the early morning of March 14 after a drunk driver plowed into a group of people waiting to get in the venue, killing two and injuring 20. The Odd Future (OFWGKTA) leader was arrested at SXSW for allegedly starting a riot at his show at The Scoot Inn on March 13 during the SXSW music festival.

The AP Says:

Travis County Sheriff’s spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was likely to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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The rapper’s publicist declined to comment about the arrest.

Police say the 23-year-old Los Angeles resident incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music conference and festival to push their way past venue employees controlling access to a Thursday show that was already at full capacity.

Officers who were at the scene said in a warrant that Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender had to protect a woman from injury in the resulting push.

Tyler was released from jail on $25,000 bond and charged with a Class-A Misdemeanor. TMZ provides video below of the scene at Tyler’s show.