Tyler the Creator Arrested on Vandalism Charges

Celebrity News Dec. 26, 2011 AT 4:13PM
Tyler the Creator Arrested on Vandalism Charges Credit: REUTERS

Creating a nuisance is no way to ring in the holidays.

Hours after Tyler the Creator (real name Tyler Okonma) performed at the Roxy in Hollywood Thursday, he was arrested after he allegedly vandalized some sound equipment.

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The West Hollywood Sheriff's department told TMZ early Friday morning that police were called to the world-famous venue after they received a call that Tyler had "just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue."

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As the 20-year-old was taken into custody, the crowd swarmed the security on site, which caused officials to close down Sunset Blvd. for a half hour.

The outspoken rapper took home the Best New Artist award for his hit single, "Yonkers," at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

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