Austin Police arrested the 23-year-old MC, born Tyler Gregory Okonma, without incident on Saturday as he waited for a flight at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. He is charged with inciting a riot (Riot-Class A Misdemeanor according to APD) at his sold-out Thursday afternoon SXSW show at Scoot Inn. If convicted, Okonma faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. He was released on $25,000 bail, however, and played a sold-out, asthma-shortened show at a Dallas nightclub later that day.
According to local NBC affiliate KXAN, the Scoot Inn, located at 1303 E. 4th St in Austin, Tex., has their capacity listed at 999 people. Tyler, apparently wanted to get that 1,000th person in there, and then some.
"All y'all outside the gates, just push through," he is reported to have said, "y'all push through — get in, come on."
And that's exactly what those folks did.
An arrest report details just a few punches thrown in the melee, but no serious injuries. The Austin Chronicle shed a little more light on the incident, reporting the venue was at "soft capacity" and that only about 100 extra people pushed past the gates and into the venue. Mr. the Creator, for his part, did apologize, according to an affidavit, and he even released this Twitter message: