Representative for Tyler the Creator Claims Riot at SXSW Was Not A Riot

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( Simone Joyner/ Getty Images)

( Simone Joyner/ Getty Images)

By Paul de Revere

As reported previously, Tyler, the Creator of the rap crew Odd Future was arrested for allegedly inciting a riot at South by Southwest in Austin, T.X.

Now his lawyer, the wonderfully named Perry Q. Minton , is speaking out, claiming that what transpired at Tyler’s show last Thursday did not constitute a “riot,” per the legal definition.

“At no time during the … concert did Tyler seek to incite or participate in riotous activity as has been reported in the press,” Minton wrote in statement reported by the Associated Press. “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.”


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