Police Investigate Abuse Complaint Against Tyler The Creator

8 June 2013 | 3:25 pm | Staff Writer

And the fire brigade crash his Melbourne show.

The ABC has reported that police are investigating claims that controversy-magnet Tyler, The Creator verbally abused a woman at the US hip hop artist's Sydney show on Thursday.

Touring Australia as part of the Earlwolf bill with regular collaborator Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler is alleged to have "unleashed an expletive-laden tirade" on 24-year-old feminist campaigner Talitha Stone at Newtown's Enmore Theatre.

A member of Collective Shout, a feminist group campaigning against the tour, Stone claims Tyler launched two onstage tirades against her at the gig.

Collective Shout have also posted a video on YouTube showing a member of the Earlwolf team referring to someone as a "bitch" and "fucking whore". Stone told ABC, "Later on in the night he did that again and then referred to one of my children to have messed-up STDs."

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The Department Of Immigration & Citizenship has also received a complaint about the incident.

It was the second encounter with police on the Earlwolf tour in Australia as an in-store in Sydney had to be shut down on Thursday due to the unexpected size of the crowd turning out to see the rap artists.

There are also reports that last night's show in Melbourne was interrupted due to "fire issues" with the alleged presence of fire brigade personnel at the Palace Theatre, hampering some fans' entry to the gig. These reports have not been verified at the time of publishing.