Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 15, 2014

UPDATE: Tyler was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor and released on $25,000 bail. He’s since spoken out on Twitter about the incident…

Here is his mugshot:

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Tyler, The Creator has been arrested by the Austin police. As previously reported, the Odd Future ringleader encouraged fans to break down a barricade during a SXSW concert at Austin’s Scoot Inn. What at first seemed like criminally bad taste (given that Tyler’s show Wednesday was canceled due to the hit-and-run that killed two people and injured 23) has now been classified as actual criminal behavior. TMZ is reporting that Tyler, born Tyler Okonma, was booked this afternoon at a Texas airport on charges of inciting a riot. Police posted video (viewable below) of Tyler egging on the crowd toward violent, mob-like behavior. Per TMZ’s report, “According to the warrant … a bartender at the facility told police he tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on … but a guy punched him in the face for it.” Tyler is still in custody at the moment on $3,500 bond. Watch the footage below.

[Photo via TMZ.]