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Tyler, the Creator arrested at SXSW for inciting riot [VIDEO]

Rapper Tyler, the Creator allegedly encouraged fans to break through gates at crowded venue.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   March 16, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Rapper Tyler, the Creator was arrested by Austin, Texas, police for allegedly inciting fans to force their way into the venue where he was performing for the South by Southwest music festival.

The venue, Scoot Inn, had reached its capacity of 999 people, but crowds of fans had been lined up outside, wanting to get in.

Tyler, the Creator -- whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma -- yelled out at the fans during his performance.

“All y’all outside the gates, y’all push through," he said.

The crowd pushed through the gates and security guards, and one guard alleged he was punched in the face by a member of the crowd.

Parts of the incident were caught on video.


[KXAN-TV, Austin, Texas]
[TMZ]

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