Tyler the Creator, steals the show at SXSW with arrest and performance
Hours after being arrested for inciting a riot, the rapper whose real name is Tyler Gregory
Okonma performed in front of a sold out crown in the House of Blues in Dallas.
Police said that the Odd Future rapper was fined because he encouraged fans to push
through vending lines at a complex that was already past full capacity.
“All you outside the gates; y’all push through,” Okonma screamed, according to the Austin
Police Department arrest affidavit. “Y’all push through. Get in, come on.
Police arrested the 23 year old rapper and later released him on a $25,000 bond.Police
later released a video which showed the melee in progress at the Scoot Inn in downtown
Austin. The video demonstrates a situation that was way out of control and a woman who
was saved by a bartender who prevented injury.
The rapper apologized to police and expressed remorse for the incident. It also was
reported that the bartender was punched in the middle of the melee.
by Kyle Bostic