Tyler The Creator Inciting A Riot At SXSW Is Such A Tyler The Creator Thing To Do
Tyler, the Creator was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport today, TMZ reports. The Austin Police Department had a warrant for his arrest, accusing him of inciting a riot at his Thursday performance at SXSW.
Police say Tyler “encouraged behavior causing an immediate danger and injury to persons.”
SPIN described the Tyler’s headlining show during the Converse/Thrasher “Death Match” at Scoot Inn. He told the people outside the gates to push through, leading them in a chant of “PUSH, PUSH, PUSH”. Then, hundreds of people rushed in. The venue cut the sound off, at which point the scene reportedly almost became violent. They turned the sound back on and he finished the set.
Tyler is reportedly still in custody on a $3,500 bond.
Haha this is such a Tyler the Creator move telling people to “PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!” through the gates, causing an ol fashioned texan melee.. the thing is I don’t even know why this is a Tyler the Creator move, I just know it is. I’m not well versed in Tyler the Creator.. but I saw him on Ridiculousness once and I just know. It just seems like the kind of shit he does.. because Tyler the Creator doesn’t give a single fuck. He doesn’t.. he’ll incite a riot and go right to the airport right after, and try to take off. Guy probably didn’t do shit, anyway. People are so ready to throw the word “riot” around these days. I just don’t really know why people would be so amped to see Tyler the Creator.. maybe I don’t know anything.. maybe I’m musically naive.. idk
Alright so.. maybe he did start a little bit of a riot.. “Run in right now! Just fucking do it!!”
UPDATE: This was a couple days ago.. but I had no idea it happened outside of Tyler the Creator’s set..
SXSW is a fucking animal house this year!! Not a great run Tyler bro.