I did not go, but reading some echoes from the show on Twitter the same night, it didn’t go too well for Tyler. Even if I was not there, this picture seems to speak by itself: Tyler the creator got arrested by the police after an altercation with a sound engineer. People reported that the guy turned Tyler’s mic off, then Tyler did a little crowd surfing and throw the mic to the engineer! He was arrested and charged with assault.
I can only imagine the chaos over there, with all the fans probably defending him. It was even reported that officers used bean-bag guns on the crowd, and helicopters arrived on the scene to contain the riot. And I know how fast the LAPD can go overboard.
On Friday morning, Tyler was denying having been in jail or even been arrested on Twitter:
‘Whoa, Its Stories On Me Being In Jail? The Fuck? I Wasnt In No Jail Or Arrested Or Nothing’
However, basically every website related to music has reported his arrest which occurred at 11:30 pm after security guards at the club contacted the LA County Sheriff’s Department in West Hollywood, saying that Tyler ‘had just destroyed an electronic soundboard belonging to the Venue,’ and were ‘desirous of an arrest’.
TMZ media vampires were there of course and they answered with a ‘Oh really Tyler?’ to his denying tweet, with a mugshot and a video of him in the police car.
Authorities said he was in fact booked for Felony Vandalism and released on a $20,000 band.
I like the ‘just’ in ‘just destroyed’,… did the security guards want to curb their decision to call the police? Tyler, what have you done? It may be an epic way to end a show, but jail is not a good revenge.
This video shot by Alan Yang, a screenwriter with ‘Parks and Recreation’, shows what happened inside the Roxy:
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