Rap newcomer Tyler the Creator was arrested Thursday night (Dec 22) after police say he got “rowdy” and destroyed some sound equipment inside the world famous Roxy Theatre on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood.

According to various reports, the 20-year-old, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was taken into custody for investigation of felony vandalism before he was released on $20,000 bail.

Tyler had just performed a show with his Hip-Hop group “Odd Future” earlier in the evening before the incident occurred.

TMZ reported:

The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Dept. tells TMZ … security staff had contacted deputies to report Tyler had “just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue.”

Cops say, “As [Tyler] was being escorted to a nearby radio car, the crowd exiting the venue became angry and rushed into the street, towards deputies.”

Cops called for backup and closed down Sunset Blvd for 30 minutes to regain control of the situation. Eventually the crowd dispersed and no one was injured.

Tyler was taken into custody in front of his mother, who was reportedly visibly upset, and also yelled at the cops.

Video footage from the incident, as well as a few photos, can be found below:

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