Tyler, The Creator Started a Riot at SXSW, Got Arrested

If there’s a prize for the most ratchet performance at South By Southwest, then it most likely goes to Tyler, The Creator.

The head of Odd Future (are they even still a thing?) was arrested last night in Austin for INCITING A RIOT.

Police say the 23-year-old Los Angeles resident incited a large crowd of fans at the annual music conference and festival to push their way past venue employees controlling access to a Thursday show that was already at full capacity.

Officers who were at the scene said in a warrant that Tyler yelled for fans to push their way inside twice, and that a bartender had to protect a woman from injury in the resulting push.

Well, alright then. That sounds less like a riot than the motivational speech scene from Animal House, but whatevers. Getting arrested for starting a riot is still getting arrested for starting a riot. Ratchet, indeed.

[Via Associated Press]