Tyler the Creator has been released from jail on $25,000 bond, according to XXL. The Odd Future rapper took to Twitter to address the deadly hit and run incident that occurred at SXSW early Thursday morning, in which two people died and 23 others were injured. Several media outlets reported that the 21-year-old suspect in the crime plowed his car into a crowd exiting a Tyler the Creator show.
“Dear you, the tragedy that happened had absolutely NOTHING to do with the show at Thrasher at a different location a day later,” he tweeted. “So please stop going out of your way to mention the tragedy and tie me to it, that’s not cool and it bums me out.”
If found guilty of inciting a riot Tyler faces a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Following his release the “Wolf” rapper performed at a sold-out show in Dallas, TX without inicident.
Tyler, the Creator has been arrested in Texas for starting a riot. The Odd Future frontman was put in cuffs at the airport in Austin, Texas and remains in custody on a $25,000 bond, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The incident occured at the SXSW Music Festival, when Tyler encouraged fans waiting outside barracades to storm a music venue that was already at full capacity. “Just run in right now…do it, let’s go,” he reportedly told the crowd. “Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees controlling access at the venue which was already at full capacity,” read a statement from authorities.
The crowd followed his instructions, and the ensuing riot put fans already inside the venue at grave danger, with TMZ reporting that one bartender got punched in the face for trying to save a woman from getting trampled.
Austin police also released a video of the riot. Tyler, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, has been charged with a Riot Class-A Misdemeanor!!!