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Posted March 20, 2014 by Unique in Entertainment News
 
 

Tyler The Creator Denies Inciting SXSW Riot [Details]

It looks as if Tyler The Creator is finally speaking out on last weeks SXSW riots. According to a statement released by his attorney.

At no time during the … concert did Tyler seek to incite or participate in riotous activity as has been reported in the press. It is clear from video clips and witness reports that the patrons and fans attending the show on that date were full of positive energy appropriate for this type of event and never exhibited any anger or aggression whatsoever.
For law enforcement or the media to describe the rush of fans through the gate and the subsequent benign, boisterous activity as a riot is an unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred. Tyler is not a violent individual and would never deliberately engage in any activity that would put another person at risk of being hurt.

Tyler was arrested the following day at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and posted $25,000 bond. If convicted the Odd Future kid could face up to a year in prison and a $4,000 fine.

[LA Times]