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Tyler the Creator charged with inciting a riot at SXSW

www.statesman.com Published: March 16, 2014
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9:05 update: Austin police clarified that rapper Tyler, the Creator’s bail amount set after police accused him of inciting a riot was $25,000.


The artist, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, could face up to six months in jail if convicted of a charge of riot, a class-A misdemeanor.

Police arrested Tyler, the Creator Saturday without incident, police said. He was not in Travis County Jail Saturday night.

The artist had cancelled a Friday night show at the Parish.

“I DONT WANT TO CAUSE ANY TROUBLE, SOME ARE MAKING ME OUT TO BE A BAD GUY, SO IM NOT DOING ANY SHOWS TONIGHT,” the rapper said on his Twitter page.

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