Rapper Tyler The Creator Arrested, Accused Of Inciting Riot At SXSW
Tyler the Creator, a member of Odd Future, was arrested Saturday for allegedly causing a riot at SXSW Thursday afternoon.
Tyler, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was served with an arrest warrant for starting a riot during his concert at SXSW. He was later booked by the Austin Police Department, according to TMZ.
In a video, Tyler can be heard urging concertgoers to push through the barricade. Listening to the rapper, the crowd rushed through, with many individuals getting trampled on in the process.
Tyler was initially scheduled to perform Wednesday night. His show was cancelled after an intoxicated driver ran over people waiting to get into the concert venue. Two were killed and 23 were injured.
As of now, Tyler remains in police custody. He’s being held on $3,500 bond.
– Chelsea Regan