Tyler, The Creator's attorney speaks out about SXSW incident

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Tyler, The Creator was arrested last weekend at the SXSW festival for inciting a riot. Following his release from jail the rapper was able to perform for a sold out crowd that weekend. Now the Odd Future rapper's attorney is addressing the charges.

His attorney explained that his client did not incite a riot at the SXSW festival and would not put any of his fans at risk, Billboard reported.

Perry Q. Minton, who is representing Tyler, released a statement on Thursday morning regarding what happened at the show on March 13.

"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. "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."

CNN reported that the Austin Police Department issued a statement saying that at the event fans had to force themselves past venue employees that were trying to control access at the venue, which was already full. This happened on more than one occasion, according to the police department.

image:By Incase (http://www.flickr.com/photos/goincase/8048745695/) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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