Tyler, The Creator reportedly to pay for Roxy damage
After a December show at the Roxy Theatre, Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator allegedly smashed the soundboard in anger, got arrested on a vandalism charge and barely averted a melee on Sunset Boulevard when fans poured out of the club to protest. A fan captured it all on a widely circulated video.
The cost of his big night? About $8,000, according to TMZ. The website quotes anonymous law enforcement sources as saying that the rapper and producer will pay about that amount for repairs. Sources also told TMZ that Tyler, The Creator is also scheduled to meet with a hearing officer for the district attorney, who will recommend that the rapper also pay for the investigation costs incurred by the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. In exchange, TMZ reports, the district attorney won't file formal charges in the ruckus.
It's been a busy few weeks in Odd Future's camp, with the alleged return of Earl Sweatshirt, a full-group mixtape album, potential collaborations with Kanye West, a hilarious video for "Rella" and the impending premiere of the group's Adult Swim show "Loiter Squad." Surely, everyone involved is glad to get this behind them.
-- August Brown
Photo: Odd Future, from left, Mike G.; Tyler, The Creator; Syd the Kyd; Left Brain; Frank Ocean (sitting on the ground); M.C. Hodgy Bats; and Domo Genesis. Credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times.