Tyler the Creator arrested for vandalism

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Tyler the Creator from the band Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), winner of the Best New Artist Award for ""Yonkers" poses in the press room during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

Tyler the Creator poses at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) Tyler, the Creator was arrested on Thursday night after authorities say he got rowdy after a show at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.

Video footage shows the rapper appearing to get angry at a sound engineer while performing with his group, Odd Future.

Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Arthur Famble Jr. says the rapper was taken into custody after he destroyed the Sunset Strip nightclub's electronic soundboard.

The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was booked for investigation of felony vandalism and released on $20,000 bail.

The sergeant says as Tyler was being led to a squad car, the crowd leaving the Roxy became angry and additional deputies were called in to disperse the crowd.

No one was hurt.

Tyler denied being arrested in a tweet. "Whoa, Its Stories On Me Being In Jail?" he wrote. "The [expletive]? I Wasnt In No Jail Or Arrested Or Nothing."

The rapper won the best new artist honor at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. He's expected to release a new album in 2012.

  • CBS News Staff

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