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Rapper Tyler, the Creator, Charged With Inciting SXSW Riot



AUSTIN, Texas — Rapper Tyler, the Creator, of the hip-hop collective Odd Future was arrested this weekend at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a misdemeanor charge of inciting a riot earlier in the week during a South by Southwest concert

The Austin Police Department took the 23-year-old artist, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, into custody Saturday and released him on a $25,000 bond. He played a sold-out show in Dallas later that day.

The riot charge spawned from a raucous incident at his Thursday show at the Austin venue Scoot Inn. Okonma reportedly encouraged fans waiting in line to forcibly enter the concert venue despite employees at the door telling everyone to stay put because the venue was filled to capacity. Read more…

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