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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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16.

Jay W.     

Any publicity is good publicity... right?

1037 days ago
17.

Joan K    

They all act like they have a few screws loose, and who the hell is this guy? Looks very strange to me.

1037 days ago
18.

Deathrider    

If you're mean to the sound guy, he can ruin your show instantly.

1037 days ago
19.

SaraBellum    

WTF is that in the photo? Is it human?

1037 days ago
20.

TT    

Who is this MORON????

1037 days ago
21.

Kari    

Never heard of him, but that is the ugliest face I've ever seen. For a minute, I thought it was like a scary mask or something!

1037 days ago
22.

Shenlon    

Good grief that screen still from the exclusive video is enough to give you a heart attack , some kind of goat demon

1037 days ago
23.

sound man/babysitter    

i've worked with TOOLS like this before.... yawn.... TURN MY MIKE UP-TURN MY MIKE UP-TURN MY MY MIKE UP MOTHER F>CKER....... its always the IDIOT rapper ******** that pull this crap at performances.... try learning mic technique instead of filling the wind gaurd with spit idiot... oh wait hes a musical genius.....err

1037 days ago
24.

TMP    

THIS GUY SUCKS. HE'S NOT WORTH THE TIME IT TOOK TO TYPE THIS ARTICLE OR THIS COMMENT. SO... I'M DONE.

1037 days ago
25.

YdoIreadthisstuff    

His mother should have been visibly upset at the way he was acting. Not that he got arrested.

1037 days ago
26.

Denver    

Even with the hideously pathetic picture of that quite unkown person in the squad car, he will get a boost in sales. There have been an increasing amount of dead rappers, arrested rappers and "baby mamas"on this site.
The old addage "Even bad publicity is better than none at all" is true here. For us anglos, example is Sarah Palin.

1037 days ago
27.

bree    

looking through all of these comments it's kinda weird that none of you seemed to have ever heard of tyler....anyhow if you guys think it's such a waste of time for this to be "breaking news" why the hell would you bother commenting nobody gives 2 ****s about your input especially if you dont know your facts :) that is all

1037 days ago
28.

Throwback kid    

They should call him Tyler the Goblin, this is one scary looking brotha!

1037 days ago
29.

Here for Rihanna    

hes a freaking moron

1037 days ago
30.

KicksandGiggles    

Ok - I do not know him but I will personally pay to have his nads neutered - I have ate and left better looking. Creator of what? I am hailing Marys right now that there are no spawn from this Master of Ugly.

1037 days ago
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