Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on March 18, 2014

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Tyler the Creator w/ BadBadNotGood @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014
BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator had quite a week at SXSW, filled with ups and downs and no shortage of drama -- some of which was from his own hands. Things got off to a bad start as the tragic events that went down Wednesday night outside of Mohawk (aka 'House of Vans' for the week) reportedly involved people on line to see him at 12:30...

His next event, which he did play was a short set at our Thursday free day party at Red 7 where he came out for an impromptu set of songs with highly-skilled jazz/funk trio BadBadNotGood, who he's collaborated with before (pictures in this post). He didn't say anything about the night before on stage, though he did let everyone know he had to play a short set because he had another show to be at soon...

It was only hours later that he was playing the Converse x Thrasher Death Match party at Scoot Inn, where he encouraged the people online outside of that show to break down the fence and come in. SPIN writes:

Does Tyler, the Creator thrive on chaos, or does he thrive on subjecting other people to it? There's a difference. One tendency you tend to associate with artists, the other masochists. To wit: During his headlining spot at the Converse/Thrasher "Death Match" at the Scoot Inn Thursday afternoon, Tyler incited hundreds of people outside the already-packed venue to break down the gates, nearly causing a riot just hours after two people were killed and 23 injured outside his scheduled show at the Mohawk. SXSW came dangerously close to another tragedy.

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"All you guys back there that can't get in," he said -- then implored the mob to bust down the gates. There was a split second when it seemed like the crowd wasn't going to do it, a possibility Tyler extinguished as he led the audience in a chant of "PUSH, PUSH, PUSH!"

And just like that, hundreds of people came rushing through the gates. I happened to be directly in their path when they did, and it felt like being hit with a wave: I pinged off this person and that person before stabilizing myself and catching my breath. I noticed the futile attempts of the security guards: a shit-kicker Joe Arpaio-type at the door tackled someone; another, meeker dude tried a clothesline that didn't work. It was of little use: the handful of guards were pushed aside like twigs in a flood. Someone came rushing to the sound booth where I'd moored myself and yelled at the sound guy to turn the music off. He did. I looked behind me and, to my horror, saw that they were locking the gates.

The show did eventually start again, and the SPIN report said that it seemed like even more of a riot would have ensued if it didn't.

A video of what went down at Scoot Inn was posted by TMZ and can be watched below.

The amount of rioting that did ensue though, resulted in Tyler getting arrested at the airport as he was leaving town, as Austinist reported. A police statement which since surfaced stated that Tyler was charged with a class A Misdemeanor, with a bond set at $25,000. They also posted his mugshot, which you can see below.

More pictures of Tyler with BadBadNotGood from our day party, with his mugshot and that video, below...

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BadBadNotGood w/ Tyler the Creator @ Red 7

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

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Comments (23)

lol homophobic piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 4:22 PM

seperate brooklyn hip hop vegan website please. I am tired of homopobic BS 'artists' intergrating into an 'indie' scene with major roots in punk rock and this is somehow acceptable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 4:45 PM

What a dipshit. Your 15 minutes are over, Ty. Please move along.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 5:07 PM

it's called a jump

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 5:09 PM

White people who listen to rap scare me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 5:59 PM

is 4:45 describing 2 separate, but equal sites?

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 5:59 PM

"All you guys back there that can't get in," he said -- then implored the mob to bust down the gates. There was a split second when it seemed like the crowd wasn't going to do it, a possibility Tyler extinguished as he led the audience in a chant of "PHISH, PHISH, PHISH!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 6:40 PM

He's an ignorant fucking dick. You know how dangerous that was? I'm surprised people didn't get stomped on. His 15 minutes are done; his pathetic ass will do anything for publicity, and he's starting to look like a fat-ass.

I predict in rehab for oxy in the next year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 6:42 PM

Too bad he'll just get a slap on the wrist, because it would be a great thing if he would land in jail for a while.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 6:47 PM

it will be remembered as our generations woodstock gate crashing.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 7:00 PM

i hope they put this no talent dangerous asshole in jail where he belongs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 7:32 PM

Cool all cap tweets, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 8:53 PM

That reminds me of the Steve Albini report on his encounter with Odd Future... Hilarious.
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/08/steve_albini_do.html

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 9:08 PM

he'll be back in austin for his court date, i guess that qualifies as when everything is chill

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 9:58 PM

alabama hot pocket.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 11:07 PM

in the closet.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 12:30 AM

Tyler the Creator of Capslock.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 5:12 AM

I would loved to have been there, but it seems like i always miss the good concerts

Posted by wordpress website design | March 19, 2014 9:22 AM

It's called working the press and he's apparently good at it

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 9:43 AM

it's called working the shaft and he's apparently good at it

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 10:32 AM

Maybe we have it all wrong and those people were breaking down the wall to try and escape sitting through a Tyler the Creator set?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 12:07 PM

I think Tyler has the best moves, I think that they played very well that night.

Posted by YOR Health | March 27, 2014 4:01 PM

Tyler is very very cool, i have meet him before

Posted by web design company | April 26, 2014 4:19 AM

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