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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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31.

michele    

Kick his ass to the curb on 125th street where he belongs. Why not shine a light on a GOOD mc like B.O.B , you never hear anything bad about him in the tabloidz, it's cause he has something called self respect. I would NOT want to go pay money to see my "favorite" rapper throw **** at me which will end up with me possibly going to the ER and having to paying MY OWN hospital bill because some moron don't know how to perform a good show.

979 days ago
32.

Peter Sc    

Giv ham en chance. His brother - Earl Sweatshirt - him with the wonderful vocabulary and lyrics which are heard all time in elementary schools here in Denmark, was sent to some private prison camp in Samoa a year or two ago.

In Samoa the legal age of adulthood is 21 and if you want to be released before you have to bend over and think on something else while the socalled therapists do their evil deed.

If that should traumatize him so much that he had no other choice but to act out, I cannot think of anything which would.

979 days ago
33.

J.J.    

It looks liked he was killed by Samara from The Ring.

979 days ago
34.

J.J.    

He likes like Samara from The Ring killed him.

979 days ago
35.

Laughingfrommycouch    

Who? Also wtf is wrong with his face and ears? Yikes!

979 days ago
36.

dman    

That spoiled little douche nozzle is going to be surprised by the bill. He's lucky the sound guy didn't kneecap him.

979 days ago
37.

George    

Keep devil-worshipers like Tyler in jail! Yonkers sucked.

979 days ago
38.

Kyle    

Mr. Potato Head called, he wants his ears back

979 days ago
39.

Cindy    

This is being featured on Splatter Music here: http://splattermusic.com/​concerts/​tyler-the-creator-vs-the-so​und-guy/

979 days ago
40.

StevenB    

A rapper getting arrested is as newsworthy an event as 'the sun rose', 'the politician is a hypocrite', and 'college football programs are dirty'.

Let us know when there is a rapper who gets a college degree. Now, THAT would be news.

979 days ago
41.

Kyle    

These idiots know the game,if not their managers , promo people do.
Get arrested = make the news ( @ the very least TMZ) and garner free publicity = many easily impressed kids buying into their "hood" street cred = buying their **** music = making these no talents money.

"Money For Nothing"

979 days ago
42.

rasha    

I first heard about this guy when he dissed bruno mars in one of his songs he's just a low class he thinks he's a tough guy who can do anything just because he earned a few bucks

979 days ago
43.

Moni    

As newsworthy as:

1. a rocker going to rehab
2. Charlie Sheen buying a hooker
3. An athlete cheating on his spouse
4, A baseball player on 'roids
5. Mel Gibson hating Jewish People
6. Lindsey Lohan going to jail for the zillionth time
7. TMZ trolls typing racist comments
8.Republicans blaming Democrats
9. Democrats blaming Republicans
10. Ron Paul blaming everyone
....it's just the way things are

979 days ago
44.

Moni    

This nerdy kid regularly tries to get publicity any way he can....sooooooo annoying.

979 days ago
45.

AyeJay    

I heard this guy is a devil worshiper.

979 days ago
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