Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator has spoken out about his arrest during a show at the Roxy on December 23rd. Tyler was handcuffed in front of his mother and taken to jail after allegedly trashing sound equipment at the venue. Now Tyler claims he was only trying to help two injured girls and that the security and sound staff were not helpful.
Writing on his blog, Tyler explains:
I was on the piano playing the breakdown, only to notice that the music and sound was low, lights went off and that shit wasn’t right. I get up, look, and notice that it was two girls hurt. I grab my mic to tell the crowd to come calm down and inform security, but I then find out the sound dude turned everything off…So I’m onstage pointing my mic to tell sound dude to turn it up, he’s shaking his head. I keep doing this for at least 70 seconds until I get fed up and run over to him through the crowd. I jump on his soundboard and say ‘Nigga turn my fucking mic up these bitches are hurt, let me tell the crowd to calm down, they listen to me’ and this nigga goes on saying he doesn’t have control…I keep asking, we go back and forth. I kick the plexi glass and stomp on the cheap ass soundboard, then throw my mike on the floor. I walk outside to like 20 cops, helicopters, shotguns and some other shit…Jail is really cold, I had no socks on. I’m fine though, bail was a lot even though I didn’t hurt anyone, I damaged some shit and I don’t know why rappers talk about jail like it’s cool. Oh my God I would go crazy.
Watch: Tyler The Creator Arrested At The Roxy