American rapper Tyler the Creator has been arrested for allegedly “inciting a riot” during a show at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
Police said the Odd Future frontman, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, urged a crowd to force their way into a show that was already at full capacity on Thursday.
Officers at the scene said in a warrant that the 23-year-old had called for fans to push their way inside and that a bartender had to protect a woman from injury in the resulting push.
He was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and could be charged.
If convicted of inciting a riot he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
The rapper's publicist declined to comment.
It comes as two people where killed and more than 20 injured when a suspected drunk-driver crashed into a crowd leaving a venue at the festival last week.Reuse content