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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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61.

jeff    

Say who? Never even HEARD of him? Once again rappers show they are always a class act. Such soulful and peaceful people.

983 days ago
62.

Ed    

Look at all the big bad racist posers posting comments on the internet but when someone is in their face they cower down like the cowards that they are. Easy to type the "N" word out & then act like you're a friend, true devils.

983 days ago
63.

Sandy CAmp    

Harvey,

I work at UCSB and would like to invite you to come here and speak during Staff Appreciation Week in May.

983 days ago
64.

C.baxter    

well truth i guess he was smoking last night because he went crazy lol he's trash i would've
beat the F outta him for that ****!!!!

983 days ago
65.

Dave Davidson    

TYLER THE CREATOR YOU RETARDED PEICES OF CRAP. ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG. NOT THE BEST "RAP" BUT IT'S ALRIGHT. YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.

983 days ago
66.

Jenny    

I find it so amazing how people hide behind anonymity. It's easy to say the cruelest things about people you don't know because no one knows you.

983 days ago
67.

jeg    

In terms of "any publicity is good publicity", destroying a venue's soundboard is not the case, after this and another person in his crew kicking a press photographer they're just going to label themselves as a liability to book for shows. They need to learn some respect.

983 days ago
68.

Notaparazzzi    

Another hip-hop artist with anger management issues ... whatever, they're a dime a dozen.

Doesn't look so gangster in his booking photo though. He looks terrified. Maybe his mom will bail him out. Where's Taylor Swift when you need her?

983 days ago
69.

alex    

Nice ears- I hate this idiot. So contrived trying to be shocking... It's been done- and he looks even stupider trying to make it look good to be arrested. hahaha

983 days ago
70.

CriticXtreme    

You can't do the same ish that white-t does thinking you're get the same results. You've seemed to have forgotten who you are.... I know that you saw this as an opportunity for attention but remember at the end of the day, who are will get you a different judgement than your counterpart. Stop being a :21st Century cousin "T.O.M."

983 days ago
71.

ExtraKetchup    

Great mugshot! Truly the look of a proud punk who has fallen from his high horse. Hopefully this predicament will humble him.

983 days ago
72.

Michelle    

Does anybody even know the story? Two girls were getting hurt in a mosh pit up in the crowd and Tyler wanted to tell the soundcheck people to turn on his mic to warn everybody in the crowd to stop moshing...the sound guy refused to so they started arguing....check the story first.

983 days ago
73.

Gretel    

Wow, this guy looks like he's short a number of chromosomes. He must have gotten the dregs of whatever gene pool he came from. Is he slobbering in that picture?

983 days ago
74.

dolphin    

The Roxy used to be beyond exclusive to get in. It looks like they're letting anyone in. disgusting

Couldn't care less about this Tyler maniac

983 days ago
75.

Ahad Rauf    

okay. get your facts straight *******. He was flipping out on the sound guy for not turning up his microphone so he could announce that there were some girls injured in the crowd that security wasn't helping. He doesnt drink or smoke so he wasnt drunk either.

983 days ago
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