Tyler the Creator’s surprise London gig cancelled for being “too rowdy”

This would have been the rapper’s first show in the U.K. since 2015.

May 18, 2019
Tyler the Creator’s surprise London gig cancelled for being “too rowdy”

With the release of his new album IGOR, Tyler the Creator took to Twitter to announce a surprise, pop-up performance in London - marking his first return to the U.K. since being banned in 2015. He posted a photo of himself in front of Buckingham Palace, rocking the same blonde bowl cut from his "EARFQUAKE" video, promising to provide the location at a later time, which he did a few hours later.

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Of course, fans flocked to Copeland Park's Bussey Bulding after that, leading to the show being shut down before it even had a chance to start. "Too rowdy, cops cancelled it," the rapper said in a since-deleted tweet. "The gate climbing [was the] nail in the coffin." Tyler was likely referring to fans climbing the area's gates and scaffolding to catch a glimpse of the show.

In 2015, Britain's Home Office banned the rapper from entering due to his music's lyrical content, alleging they "foster hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts."

Tyler the Creator’s surprise London gig cancelled for being “too rowdy”