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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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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.

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1.

J    

Goofy lookin' fool.

965 days ago
2.

Rotter    

Hey, look, it's Zippy!!

965 days ago
3.

Cricket    

He should pay for the damage. This whole story is crazy. I'd hate to see how those people would have acted had it been something actually important. Geez.

965 days ago
4.

Peter Sc    

He should of course pay for his vandalism.

Just another point of interest:

His brother Earl Sweatshirt was prisoner of consience on Samoa because his family didn't like his lyrics to the wonderful music they make.

Many teenagers have waited for his release so he can take his rightfully place as a rolemodel for the youth and it might have happened but it is not confirmed.

Does anyone know whether he is free?

965 days ago
5.

Me, myself and I    

what a frickin tool.

965 days ago
6.

Meanie    

Another talentless cRapper in legal hot water. And we're surprised? ... nope.

965 days ago
7.

ladydiinpa    

agree w/him paying all cost, I just wonder if Lindsey Lohan has been billed for all the charges she incurred the state, court time, investigations, security when she is in court,,,

965 days ago
8.

Pudding Tang    

and yet another classy rapper, you see people... they are like modern day Mozarts

965 days ago
9.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

Sounds like he should change his name to Tyler the Destroyer.

965 days ago
10.

Dr Hardwicke    

Is this guy really from the Planet Earth?
Those ears just don't seem right for an Earthling?

965 days ago
11.

marblitos    

it's not rap music you idiots. earl isn't free and he is reportedly happy in samoa. its a charter school he is in. this is his last year there.

965 days ago
12.

Donald    

hahahaha if you dont think Earl is back you are retarded, please stay up to date with **** before posting non-sense

@earlxsweat
@****tyler
@DonWayRai

964 days ago
13.

K.O    

Wow. The Sheriff is extorting Tyler.

964 days ago
14.

Dj    

I used to hate Tyler until I actually listened to his songs. They're EXTREMELY comical if you have a twisted sense of humor. I like Tyler a lot now.

964 days ago
15.

earthlinginvadingmars    

You guys don't get it. He did it for a reason. The crowd at the show was getting too hyped, and two girls were seriously injured in a mosh pit, but nobody paid any attention to them. He tried to speak into the microphone to calm the crowd down and to call security to the girls to help them, but the sound manager had turned his microphone off and wouldn't turn it back on. They refused to help the injured girls, so he smashed some things in order to A) call attention to the situation, and B) pay back the loser who wouldn't turn the microphone back up.

Quit knocking Tyler; he didn't do it for no reason. Don't assume he did just because he's a rapper and therefore "obviously violent." Learn both sides of the story.

956 days ago

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