Tyler, The Creator's Los Angeles gig shut down by riot police

Fans line the street to try get into tiny Low End Theory show with Flying Lotus

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Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator had a gig in Los Angeles shut down by riot police on Thursday (October 10), before he'd even stepped onstage.

The Odd Future rapper was due to perform at Low End Theory alongside producer Flying Lotus, who was to playing under his hip-hop alias Captain Murphy. Normally, guests at the club are not announced in advance but Tyler's scheduled set was revealed to fans in the lead up to the show with hundreds of people subsequently turning up to try and get into the club.

FACT Magazine quotes Low End Theory boss Daddy Kev as saying that people began queuing for the show at 11am on Wednesday (October 10). Police were called to the 140-capacity gig after reports of "four or five" men rushing the door to gain entry. "Our security closed up shop so we could get the situation sorted. I walked outside to see what’s going on and people are calm, but at this point the line has dissolved — there are too many looky-loos, and people are spilling into the street," says Daddy Kev. "A squad car rolled by and gave us a little ‘bloop bloop,’ and then there are two cars, and then 10, plus helicopters and the rest. They were doing their job."

Posting a picture of himself talking to fans, Tyler claimed on Instagram that he had done his best to solve the issue.



Flying Lotus also tweeted about the incident, writing: "Sorry guys. No show tonight. Got too crazy down there I guess. Damn that sucks."

Earlier this week Odd Future shared a new track titled 'Look'. The song is part of a flurry of activity from the rap collective. Odd Future offshoot The Internet (featuring Matt Martians and Syd Tha Kyd) released their second album 'Feel Good' on September 24, meanwhile the debut MellowHigh album (featuring Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, and Domo) is out on October 31.

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