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    Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Allegedly Inciting a Riot at SXSW

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    It looks like Tyler, the Creator got fans a little too excited at his South by Southwest festival concert.

    The Odd Future rapper, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was busted Saturday afternoon at Austin-Bergstrom Airport in Texas for allegedly inciting a riot at the Thursday show, E! News has confirmed.

    In a video police released from the concert, the hip-hopper appears to encourage fans to push their way inside, yelling, "just run in right now…do it, let's go." Concertgoers eventually busted through a gate to get inside Scoot Inn after that.

    If convicted of the misdemeanor, Okonma, who is being held on a $3,500 bond, faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine, according to the Sacramento Bee.

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    This was just the latest drama for Okonma at the festival, following a tragic accident earlier that day at about 12:30 a.m. that killed two people and injured 23 others after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a crowd at SXSW right before he was scheduled to perform.

    According to Art Acevedo, chief of the Austin Police Department, the man and woman killed were riding light motorcycles. The driver tried to flee the scene, but an officer used a stun gun and took him into custody. The unidentified man faces two counts of capital murder and 23 counts of aggravated assault by vehicle.

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