News: Tyler, The Creator Coughs Up $25,000 Bond, Addresses Publicized SXSW Arrest

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 1:02PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator is back to his stage-crashing ways after being arrested during the South by Southwest festivities on a riot charge.

Tyler jumped onto his Twitter page to update fans on his status following the publicized arrest.

"Dear You, That Tragedy That Happened Has Absolutly NOTHING To Do With The Show At Thrasher At A Different Location A Day Later - T," he tweeted March 15.
"So Please Stop Going Out Of Your Way To Mention The Tragedy And Tie Me To It, Thats Not Cool And It Bums Me Out" (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)

Reports claim Tyler posted a $25,000 bond to get out of jail yesterday.

Rapper Tyler, the Creator, played a sold-out show in Dallas just hours after being released from jail in connection with a misdemeanor charge of inciting a riot. Tyler was released Saturday after securing a $25,000 bond and played a sold-out show at the House of Blues in Dallas. The rapper's publicist declined to comment about the arrest. (Fox News)

According to reports, Tyler found himself in handcuffs for allegedly inciting a riot during a SXSW show.

Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was likely to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His bond was set at $3,500. (AP)

Reports also claimed Tyler asked fans to get rowdy during one of his performances.

Police say the 23-year-old provoked his fans to break through the barricade and past venue employees at the at-capacity Converse/Thrasher "Death Match" event at Austin's Scoot Inn on Thursday. In a warrant, officers claim Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on, but got punched in the face for it. (Rap-Up)

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