News: Tyler, The Creator Gets Some "Punk'd" Revenge W/ Kidnapping Prank [Video]

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 10:32AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After falling victim to MTV's "Punk'd" prank show in early April, Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator got to turn the tables on United Kingdom pop artists The Wanted this week.

For his prank, Tyler recruited a child actress to play a kidnapped victim.

The story begins innocently enough: an adolescent girl greets the Wanted guys on the set of their "Chasing The Sun" music video, with her admiring father watching on. Soon, however, the father can't find his "daughter," and as The Wanted drive away, we, the viewer, realize that something's a little fishy when a policeman pulls the boy band's touring van over. Things gets much more serious when the little girl hops out of their van, and while Tom tries to explain that no abduction has taken place, a cop counters with, "I can't understand a word you are saying right now!" (Billboard)

Tyler fell victim to the MTV show's gags earlier this month.

Tyler, the Creator is usually the one pulling the pranks, but the joke was on him on last night's "Punk'd." "Jackass" stars Bam Margera and Wee-Man fooled the Odd Future leader into thinking he was going to a charity event for the Tony Hawk Foundation. When he got there, they had him turn on the grill in a food truck to heat up a tortilla. After he was finished, the truck burst into a ball of flames and one guy caught on fire. A shocked Tyler snapped photos on his phone and jumped in the back of a flatbed truck, while the founder of the charity blamed him for leaving the gas on and causing the destruction. (Rap-Up)

Despite becoming victimized on the show, Tyler promoted the episode on Twitter.

"IM ON PUNK'D TONIGHT THO, WATCH THAT!!!!!!!!' MTV #punkd," he tweeted Thursday (April 5).
"WATCH PUNKD IM ON NOW" (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)

The rapper is known for pulling his own pranks on the new "Loiter Squad" television series.

"Loiter Squad" is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce, with appearances from various other members of the Los Angeles hip hop collective Odd Future. Jeff Tremaine, Shanna Zablow, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Lance Bangs and Nick Weidenfeld are the show's executive producers. (Wikipedia)

Check out the "Punk'd" prank below:

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