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Tyler the Creator

Arrested

For Inciting a Riot

3/15/2014 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tyler the Creator
was arrested Saturday afternoon at an airport in Texas ... after cops say they had a warrant with his name on it -- for starting a riot at the SXSW festival.

Austin PD officials say Tyler was booked this afternoon for inciting a riot at his concert Thursday.

0315-tyler-the-creator-arrested-02Cops released a video of the riot (below) -- and Tyler is clearly telling everyone to break down the barricade to get in.  The scene is pretty scary.

As you may recall, Tyler's concert was cancelled the night before -- after a driver plowed into a crowd of people waiting to get in -- leaving 2 dead and 23 injured.

According to the warrant ... a bartender at the facility told police he tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on ... but a guy punched him in the face for it.

Tyler's still in custody on a $3,500 bond.

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61.

gage    

hes all like kill people burn **** **** school and so many people follow that but thats bad for you id rather go to school and get a job than get killed in a moshpits, dont get me wrong tyler is an exclent lyricist and im sure getting high as **** at his cancerts is mega fun but i just dont wanna kill people and burn **** its just not me. go to school kids and stay in your classes.

225 days ago
62.

Simplycriisz    

Who is this person

225 days ago
63.

Holy moly macaroni     

Wow, great idea. Let's put more lives in danger after some guy just ran through the whole place. Smart......

225 days ago
64.

Just Steve    

No Tyler is a dumbass

225 days ago
65.

bring back recent posts    

A woman gives birth and a child comes into this world so innocent, and then the paths that are made become very delicate, has nothing too do with anything more than what that child learns in its first 5 years, and following a good role model, and then some mothers .....and some kids..........

225 days ago
66.

The Zombie    

That's a bummer. He's is one of the few young rappers I can listen to.

225 days ago
67.

imdaman    

WHO?

225 days ago
68.

Ibincono    

As a lifelong Austinite who has enjoyed SXSW for twenty years, it comes as no surprise that a RAP "artist" is the first performer to cause something like this. The show has worked so hard to become relevant. It sucks to see that this clown is now associated with the two worst incidents Austin has seen with this festival. How I wish we could go back to the quality days of this conference when the productiveness of the events was central to its purpose.

225 days ago
69.

Rigby    

LOL a face only his mommy could love.

225 days ago
70.

tgrfan42069    

mother ****er looks like a martian

225 days ago
71.

anonymous    

Why didn't they have concrete barriers to protect festival goers from incapacitated drivers??????????

225 days ago
72.

Charlie    

Remember Mr Potato Head and you put the parts on the head...his ears look like Mr Potato Head ears! Amazing!

224 days ago
73.

WUNOTANG-SEXTAPE    

He's trying to make the situation worse ,Put his azz in jail !

224 days ago
74.

tal0822    

Another no-talent rapper. Whatever happened to you have to have talent? Nowadays, any black guy with a mic is called a rapper. People are too stupid to realize how good rap use to be years ago compared to the garbage that is out there now.

224 days ago
75.

Just Steve    

And to add fuel to the fire you look like tiger woods.

224 days ago
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