Earlier this afternoon, Tyler, the Creator was arrested at Austin-Bergstorm International Airport for allegedy starting a riot at SXSW. This refers to the incident that occurred at Tyler’s headlining concert for the Converse/Thrasher “Death Match” event on Thursday, when the Odd Future leader encouraged the crowd to break down the barricade, as shown in the footage below.
Tyler, the Creator is currently being held on a $3,500 bond on the account of “[encouraging] behavior causing an immediate danger and injury to persons.” Watch the chaos from Thursday ensue below, and stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: According to a statement released by the Austin Police Department, Tyler, the Creator has been charged with “Riot-Class A Misdemeanor, and has a bond of $25,000.” The authorities have concluded that “regardless of the size of a crowd, the encouragement of unruly and unlawful behavior is against the law and cannot be tolerated.”
UPDATE #2: Tyler, the Creator has been released on $25,000 bail. See what he has to say about the incident, addressing an anonymous “You” who seemed to have tied the riot that Tyler allegedly incited with the hit-and-run from the day before, as well as his mug shot below.