tyler the creator

Tyler The Creator

*Based on what we’ve seen and heard about him before, this seems fitting.

Tyler the Creator was arrested earlier today (Saturday, 03-15-14) by police in Texas. They say he was busted for starting a riot of all things at the SXSW festival in Austin.

Police officials in Austin say the incident went down this past Thursday.

Here’s what TMZ is reporting:

Cops released a video of the riot (below) — and Tyler is clearly telling everyone to break down the barricade to get in.  The scene is pretty scary.

As you may recall, Tyler’s concert was cancelled the night before — after a driver plowed into a crowd of people waiting to get in — leaving 2 dead and 23 injured.

According to the warrant … a bartender at the facility told police he tried protecting a woman from getting trampled on … but a guy punched him in the face for it.

Tyler’s still in custody on a $3,500 bond.