Tyler, the Creator Signing Causes Riot

Making the promotional rounds for his album Goblin, Tyler, The Creator hit Boston yesterday (May 12) for an autograph signing at Newbury Comics. Unfortunately, the store’s capacity was no match for the hundreds-strong, local fan base that showed up hoping to meet the Odd Future leader.

While fans were supposed to receive a wristband in the morning that entitled them to a spot in line to get their CDs signed, not many got the memo. According to the Boston Herald, After hundreds swarmed the area, police arrived and shut the event down. This pushed the mostly-teenage autograph-seekers into a near frenzy, which local news described as the “Newbury St. Rap Riot.”

The crowd, perhaps taking a cue from Odd Future’s music and Tyler’s tweets earlier in the week, egged-on the cops, resulting in one officer getting injured and sent to the hospital and the subsequent arrest of a 13-year-old female for disorderly conduct.

“That’s what’s expected of them,” said a fan on a local newscast. “If the cops are here, we want to see mayhem. We want trouble.”

The injured officer has been released from the hospital and is doing fine. Goblin is in stores now. —Carter Maness

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  • http://twitter.com/limousine_lex Lex!

    shit is not cool
    13 yr old girl goes to jail
    just because she wildin out 2 see this joke
    …who cant even rap might i add but thats my opinion..

  • basedgawd

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  • black jesus

    taylor the creator is such a rebellious visionary.

    lex if you dont like his music, then you must have self respect and not have daddy issues. smh @ you.

    • Phil

      Ha…what a pussy you are. Boo hoo for you, buttqueer.

      • black jesus

        losiento, no hablo espanol

        • Phil

          Even en espanol you’re still a homosexual.

    • EReal

      God you got this mans meat all the way down your throat,you shameless dickriding faggot.

      Oh and you made that same comment on the last OF news story. Come up with something new. Roody-poo.

      • black jesus

        1. no homo at that cute little rant.

        2. truth dont change.

  • Dj twist

    i NEED that new goblin album.

  • RacecaR

    I know that most people don’t care anymore and that they are going to curse me out for saying this stuff. No wonder this country is messed up, when people listen to this kind of music with profanity, sexual garbage and violence, they think it is all right. First of all don’t give me that crap about freedom of speech, freedom of speech is not about behaving or acting like this, if the founding fathers who wrote the freedom of speech found out that it would end up like this they would be devastated. When I look at the kids today they all have filthy things coming out of their mouth with no respect for anyone, sleeping around with everyone, no wonder half of them are suffering from STD’s and other sexual diseases. This kind of crap has to stop, again I know you want to curse or beat the hell out of me, but I know that there are still decent people out there who think that this kind of stuff Is wrong and it is wrong. We have taken freedom of speech and threw it in a toilet ball with raw sewage swimming around it. The way society is going the way it is (Lack of respect, STD’s, Violence, Divorces, anything goes and nothing is wrong any more) imagine how bad it is going to be in another 25 years, we have to change our ways and become decent with high morals or this country is going to go down. Again I know most of you reading this don’t give a crap and are laughing at me really hard, but that’s the truth.

    • LOL @ RacecaR

      That was a good one Sarah Palin. I’m sure you can’t tell the difference between Common, Tyler The Creator, Common, or Brother Ali neither.

    • Nate

      Dont give me the founding fathers BS. I fucking hate listening to people invoke their names like they’re gods or some shit. News for you, freedom of speech is limited and this isnt an instance where its protected (well some of it at least), you’re not allowed to pick fights with people or threaten people, SC case in the 80′s i believe determined this.

      Your definition of morals seem to be pretty funny too, very Judeo-Christian, and i’m not going to bother summing up the problems with that, just going to tell you to go and read Nietzsche.

      I hate to tell you this, but marriage is a BS concept, its almost illegal because its a religious institution within government, I dont know if it was challenged with the Lemon test if it would pass.

      Also, believe it or not, the crime rate and violent crime rate are constantly falling, stop watching the 9 o clock news and the 24 hour propaganda machines and read news for yourself online at a place that has some journalistic integrity and you wont be fooled into really fucking stupid ideas like you obviously have.

      • Music is Art

        Props, def agree. I’ve been listening to rap all my life since I was a kid. It doesn’t make me want to do stupid shit. The majority of people are just stupid…Sucks to suck

    • G3

      eat a dick RacecaR hows that for freedom of speech? fuckface

    • weirdpast

      kill People, burn Shit, fuck School

  • cudidaynnite

    Odd Future’s a joke. I knew about them months ago, I copped Bastard in September, before a billion front runners jumped up and hopped on Tyler’s dick. Trash. Anyone who says OF makes anywhere close to decent music, or even call their shit music at all, is a fucking front runner, and that’s it. Like their fanbase sucks, they literally have no loyal fans.
    And you’ll see what I fucking mean when they fall off (which is gonna be soon).

    This industry’s fucking garbage I swear to God. Anything sells. Deadass.

    • Phil

      I just downloaded OF’s associate, Frank Ocean’s nostalgia, ULTRA album and the shit is banging. It’s kinda wierd he’s even associated with them. Quality music.


    NATE and Racecar are both stupid as fuck. They’re both fuckin hipocrites who think they got it all figured out. Idiots, on a page about idiots go figure. Odd future suck and they arent doing anything but recyling shock rap gimmicks much like old school shock rap did and shock rock. Hows this why dont they quit tryin to be the new thing thats really an old thing and try something totally different for a change.

    I love gettin on articles like this and watchin the retards fight over dumb shit.

  • Dub

    I ain’t gon lie, I heard a few Earl Sweatshirt songs and fucked wit em, but other than him and Frank Ocean I could care less bout em.

  • Jay Kaminski

    I don’t know what the big deal about Tyler the Creator is. I personally think he and his Odd Future crew are garbage and are overrated. There are way better unsigned hypes out there (such as Chris Webby, Mullyman, John Hope) that should be getting more attention

  • Av

    Tyler the creator is the shit. If you dont like his songs its probably cause you suck and have no swag. He told you he had “them bitches brewin” and you didnt listen. Now some pussy ass cop got beat down by an 11 year old. The dont show how “bad” the world is, it shows you how PUSSY the police are now a days. Back in the “good ole days” they woulda grabbed that little girl up and beat her beyond recognition, so how much do you miss the old days

  • ZZZZ

    @ AV

    “have no swag”

    rofl gtfo