Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator set to pay out $8,000 in vandalism damages

However, the rapper is now not likely to face criminal charges over vandalism incident

Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator set to pay out $8,000 in vandalism damages

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Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator is set to pay out over $8,000 (£5,100) in damages after he allegedly destroyed sound equipment during the group's Christmas show at the Roxy in Los Angeles on December 22 2011.

The rapper, who was arrested after the show, had subsequently defended himself by saying that he had been trying to draw the attention of the venue's security staff to two injured female crowd members and became frustrated that no member of the security team seemed to be attempting to help. You can watch a video of the incident by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

According to US gossip website TMZ.com, the rapper himself has contacted the venue and has agreed to pay over $8,000 for the damage.

The website also reports that Tyler is scheduled to have a meeting with the case's District Attorney, who will recommend that as long as the rapper also pays for the cost of the police investigation into the incident, no criminal charges will be brought against him.

Odd Future are set to release their new album 'OF Tapes Vol 2' on March 19. Although the album will feature new material from the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and The Internet, it appears that rapper Earl Sweatshirt, who recently reunited with the group, will not be involved as he is not mentioned in any of the LP's tracklisting.

Last month, it was revealed that Odd Future are working with Kanye West on new material. The studio hook-up was documented in a series of pictures posted on their official blog, Golfwang.tumblr.com, with key members Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean both pictured.

Odd Future will play a handful of tour dates in the UK and Ireland later this month. The gigs kick off Birmingham's O2 Academy on March 28, and end on April 2 at Dublin Olympia. The run also includes shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

To read a new feature about Odd Future, pick up the latest issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands or available digitally now.


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