Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Rapper Tyler the Creator arrested at West Hollywood nightclub

Tyler the CreatorRapper Tyler the Creator was arrested after he allegedly trashed equipment at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood during a show where he performed, a celebrity website reported Friday.

Tyler Okonma, known as Tyler the Creator, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, the TMZ website reported.

Sheriff's officials were not immediately able to give any information about the arrest, and Okonma did not appear in the department's online inmate information center.

A show attendee posted video of Okonma apparently throwing and kicking a microphone. Fans posting on Twitter said the rapper had thrown the microphone at a sound engineer.


Death of 7-year-old boy who fell off Tahoe ski lift probed

Powerful winds fuel fires, cause damage across California

Woman caught allegedly trying to smuggle shark fins into U.S. 

-- Abby Sewell

Photo: Tyler Okonma, a.k.a. Tyler the Creator, performs in October at the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans. Credit: Steve C. Mitchell / EPA

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: