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Tyler, The Creator’s lawyer has provided a video footage shot at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, proving the star actually didn’t start the riot he was arrested for.
The Odd Future star was imprisoned on Saturday, March 15th, in Austin, Texas on suspicion of starting a riot following his show on Thursday, March 13th.
Rapper, a 23-year old, real name Tyler Okonma, was accused of forcing his fans outside the concert in order to push pass barriers and security to get access to the concert. Perry Q. Minton, rapper’s lawyer, has released a report stating the star is innocent.
The report says, “At no time during the… concert did Tyler seek to incite or participate in riotous activity… It is clear from video clips and witness reports that the patrons and fans attending the show on that date were full of positive energy appropriate for this type of event and never exhibited any anger or aggression whatsoever… “
“For law enforcement or the media to describe the rush of fans through the gate and the subsequent benign, boisterous activity as a riot is an unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred… Tyler is not a violent individual and would never deliberately engage in any activity that would put another person at risk of being hurt.”
The rapper was released on bail and immediately flew to Dallas for another concert.