Tyler the Creator is sorry he trashed a bunch of sound equipment at a Hollywood nightclub back in December ... nearly starting a riot in the process -- and now, he's proved it by paying roughly $8,000 to cover the damage.
TMZ broke the story ... Tyler was arrested on December 22nd outside the world famous Roxy on Sunset Blvd -- after the rapper performed at the venue ... and went nuts on stage, throwing things around and destroying a soundboard. Fans took to the streets to protest Tyler's arrest ... and it nearly became a riot situation.
But law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Tyler is in the process of making amends with the venue -- already paying approximately $8,000 in damages.
We're told Tyler is also scheduled to have a meeting with a hearing officer for the District Attorney, who will recommend the rapper also pay for the investigation costs incurred by the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department.
If Tyler complies -- we're told the DA will NOT file any criminal charges.
Tyler the Creator
Pays $8,000 Apology
In Club Vandalism Case
3/5/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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