Attorney: Calling Tyler show a riot ‘inaccurate’
An attorney for Tyler, The Creator, says the Odd Future rapper did not incite a riot at a show during South By Southwest last week and would not deliberately put fans at risk.
Perry Q. Minton says in the statement released Thursday morning that to describe the events that occurred on March 13 at the Scoot Inn in Austin, Texas, as a riot is “an unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred.”
Tyler was arrested Saturday at the airport as he left Austin after police issued a warrant. Police say he was charged with misdemeanor riot and alleged he incited a crowd of fans to storm the entrance to the club where he was performing.
Minton said what police characterize as a riot was simply “benign, boisterous activity.”