Tyler, The Creator Arrested in Los Angeles on Suspicion of Vandalism
Tyler, The Creator Arrested in Los Angeles on Suspicion of Vandalism

Update: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has told Billboard.com that Tyler is no longer in custody. The rapper was released on a $20,000 bond.

Controversial rapper Tyler, The Creator was arrested on suspicion of vandalism in his native Los Angeles on Thursday night (Dec. 22), a representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells Billboard.com.

The 20-year-old rapper performed alongside Odd Future at the Roxy Theatre on Thursday night. According to TMZ, Tyler, The Creator allegedly trashed sound equipment at the venue, and the Roxy staff contacted police. The following video is fan-captured footage of the rapper at the Roxy:


Tyler was reportedly taken into custody in front of his mother, who was visibly shaken. A rep for Tyler, The Creator confirmed the details of the arrest, but has yet to issue an official statement at press time.

Tyler, The Creator was arrested in West Hollywood last May for various minor charges, and posted photos of himself in handcuffs on his Twitter account. Left Brain, another member of Odd Future, currently faces a lawsuit from photographer Amy Harris, after the rapper allegedly struck Harris during an October performance.

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Tyler, The Creator enjoyed a breakout 2011 in which he toured extensively alongside Odd Future; scored a Top 10 debut with his sophomore album, "Goblin"; and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, after releasing a harrowing clip for his single, "Yonkers." Most recently, the rapper was featured in Game's creepy music video for the collaborative track "Martians Vs. Goblins."

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