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Tyler the Creator

Arrested for Vandalism

12/23/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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1223_tylor_creator_video_exRapper Tyler the Creator was arrested in Hollywood a few hours ago after he allegedly trashed some sound equipment inside the world famous Roxy on Sunset Blvd ... TMZ has learned.

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The 20-year-old MTV award winner had performed at the venue earlier in the evening. The video below shows Tyler appearing to go off on the sound engineer inside the club (WARNING: video contains some obscenities).



We're told cops were called by Roxy staff around 11:30 PM ... and Tyler was taken into custody in front of his mother ... who was visibly upset and yelled at the cops. 

Tyler was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and was taken to a nearby station to be booked.

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6:20 AM -- The West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ ... security staff had contacted deputies last night to report Tyler had "just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue."

Cops say, "As [Tyler] was being escorted to a nearby radio car, the crowd exiting the venue became angry and rushed into the street, towards deputies."

Cops called for backup and closed down Sunset Blvd for 30 minutes to regain control of the situation. Eventually the crowd dispersed and no one was injured.

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1.

Steinberg    

Tyler the who?

1014 days ago
2.

KellyD.     

Hmmmm. 2 thoughts- 1. Never heard of him. 2. California's drinking age is the following- 21 for your average joe, whatever you want for "celebrities."

1014 days ago
3.

Kathy    

Poor baby's mama was yelling at the cops? They probably had to get her off her corner and stopping her business.

1014 days ago
4.

makeitstop    

Who???

ps - Harvey hit the spammers please

1014 days ago
5.

She's baaaack    

Who the frick names these people? Seriously. I mean they name people things like LaQuisha, Ny'Mia, etc. then they name this freak who looks like he has a genetic syndrome Tyler the Creator. WTF? I mean *W*T*F*!!???

1014 days ago
6.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

A rapper busted? yaaawwwwnnnnnnnn....anything else? :(

1014 days ago
7.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

If you have not heard of him you probably will. He is a musical prodigy who has risen to stardom without a major record label deal. I am not familiar with his music, but have been hearing of his collective Odd Future for a year or so now. I get the impression that they don't cater to a black audience as they give off a rock vibe in their style of clothing (designed by Tyler) and antics like smashing equipment for example. Their alternative style may be the reason they have not become mainstream yet, but with the buzz they have built I expect them to take off soon.

1014 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

This is not a good sign. Tyler joined in a Twitter feud between Odd Future member Frank Ocean and Chris Brown that spilled into real life when it culminated in an Odd Future member being intimidated while driving down the street by someone in Chris's entourage. This latest incident leads me to believe Tyler may have an anger problem. Clearly his over the top violent lyrics, even by rap standards, come from a real place for Tyler which is a big giant red flag.

1014 days ago
9.

tony gee    

CHRIS BROWN 2.0

1014 days ago
10.

HM1 Vince Hernandez    

******!!!!!!! that's what happens when a ****** is somewhat successful ... ***** it all up like ****** chris brown!

1014 days ago
11.

Truth    

You guys really are clueless about him. First of all, Tyler is a straight edge which means he doesn't drink, smoke or do any drugs at all, he said he tried weed once and never did it again since it freaked him out and he gets natural high from life. Second, his real name is Tyler Okonma, not Tyler, The Creator which is his stage name because he creates music . I highly doubt he purposely vandalized the equipment if this story is even true since his friends haven't said anything about it on twitter. Also this has nothing to do with Celeb Gossip Addict's theory, that feud was just from Chris Brown trying to end the beef they had before, but Frank didn't like a compliment Chris gave him so he told him not to promote him and Chris got angry over it, then Tyler defended Frank by making fun of Chris and then it got serious and in real life. They squashed the beef they had a few days later and haven't had any issues since. The people who were bothering Frank when he was driving were just random fans of Chris Brown who didn't know anything about the feud and were trying to look cool on camera. I'd imagine the equipment broke from the nature of their concerts since Odd Future generally has a hyped up crowd because of their music and they like to have fun. They tend to do stuff like do really high jumps into crowd, crowd surfing, walking through the crowd and going around the stage climbing up stuff to stand on as they rap to hype the crowd up. Tyler has always been more like your average prankster who like to cause mayhem, but not to the level where it's no longer a joke or good motive of having fun. He's also not an idiot, he used to be in AP classes during high school. Go listen to all of his music and look into the lyrics using RapGenius to help explain it to you, most of you obviously only look at what the bloggers and news site make you see since he's an easy target, similiar to Eminem in the late 90s/early 2000. He made a lot of his music when he was in a dark place, but he's said it multiple times himself after his album 'Goblin' did good, he's been living life checking off his goal list of meeting his idols, winning a VMA, playing piano and getting stuff he always wanted but couldn't get as a kid. His next album will have a more N.E.R.D. feel to it with a lot of fusion jazz and rapping about living life to it's fullest and what he has done in the past year when it's released. Look deeper into the music then what people convince you to look at.

1014 days ago
12.

your own luck    

Can't ANY of these guys act like civilized people ever???

1014 days ago
13.

sullied    

Um...who?

This is what passes for "Breaking Mews?"

1014 days ago
14.

alex     

RON PAUL 2012 JUST BEING AN ACTIVIST KEEP SCROLLING THROUGH THE PAGE !

1014 days ago
15.

Sara    

Who the f**k is Tyler the creator

1014 days ago
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