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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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46.

mona    

I first heard about him when dissed bruno mars twice he thinks that he's a tough guy he's just a low class who thinks he knows everything just because he started makin a few bucks

1033 days ago
47.

gcass    

hey KellyD Tyler is straight edge, he doesn't smoke, drink or do drugs, why did you assume? because he is black and rebellious?

1033 days ago
48.

luxomni    

You know, you really don't have to live up to stereotypes.

1033 days ago
49.

Cray    

Tyler isn't a thug at all he's a straight edge but ofcourse all of you assume he's a thug because he's black and a rapper.

1033 days ago
50.

Here for Rihanna    

hes a freaking spoiled BRAT! How he won over wiz kALIFA is beyond me! hes 2 freaking spoiled smfh

1033 days ago
51.

crack    

golf wang **** your family

1033 days ago
52.

me    

Hahaha! Tyler did exactly what thousands of artists that performed at the Roxy wanted to do. Their sound system SUCKS and their sound guys are the rudest in the business. This is WIDELY known. If Tyler did anything to the sound board, how would they even be able to tell the difference? Heck he probably improved their sound.

1033 days ago
53.

Sam    

OFWGKTA! FREE EARL!

1033 days ago
54.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I found that picture amusing.

1033 days ago
55.

Sweeney    

Sooo,now the racists are taking over TMZ's website also???
This is getting out of control.

1033 days ago
56.

anon    

you can see Tyler at the table where Blake Anderson jumped onto and fractured his spine. He and or his friends were egging on Blake (probably thought up the idea- trying to be "radical") . You can see him on the video for a quick second but. It is him (the ears gave it away). In this video at the Roxy, his buddy getting him through the crowd has a 666 on the back of his shirt. No matter what you believe in, that all is bad mojo. I would stay way, away from this dude. Maybe sold his soul for an Mtv award and now comes the payback downhill. yikes

1033 days ago
57.

Nostradamus    

Does this punk go anywhere without his mommy?

1033 days ago
58.

Toilethead    

Never heard of that bozo thug.

1033 days ago
59.

NK    

Is there something wrong with his face? the picture makes him look like he's wearing a mask...like the makeup job they did on the guy who starred in The Mask. Really long and strange looking...just sayin

1033 days ago
60.

Ed    

You say you don't know who he is, he's a moron, he's untalanted but look at how many pages of responses he's gotten JUST on TMZ. You dummy's are makin him famous. All news is good news for celebrities be it bad or good, whether it be admiration, love or pure hate. IT ALL MAKES THEM MONEY! But I'm sure ya'll knew that.....

1033 days ago
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