Rap News Rundown: Tyler, the Creator, Chris Brown, Kid Cudi

Last week, both Tyler the Creator and Chris Brown were arrested and Kid Cudi bared his soul about his life and his music.

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Last week, both Tyler, the Creator and Chris Brown were arrested and Kid Cudi talked about what he hopes to achieve through his music.

Tyler, the Creator Arrested for Inciting Riot

Tyler, the Creator was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom airport over the weekend. According to reports, the Odd Future rapper was detained by police and charged with inciting a riot in connection with his SXSW showcase last Thursday. Although the venue hosting his performance quickly reached capacity, Tyler told the crowd waiting to get in to "push through." The crowd stampeded past security, and several employees were hurt in the fracas. The misdemeanor charge carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Tyler has since been released and hasn't commented on the incident.

Chris Brown Booted From Rehab & Arrested

Chris Brown got kicked out of the Malibu rehab facility where he was receiving anger management therapy last week, reports TMZ. It's unclear why the singer was given the boot. The gossip site revealed that Brown had been involved in "an inappropriate relationship" with a female employee, but the relationship didn't play a role in his departure.

The judge presiding over Brown's probation case recently ruled that Brown had to remain in rehab until his Washington D.C. assault case got resolved. After learning that Brown got booted from rehab, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. Brown has been in jail since Friday and is being held without bail. This is the second facility that has rejected Brown in the past four months. He was removed from the first one after he shattered his mother's car windows during a family therapy session.

Kid Cudi Calls Out Materialistic Rappers; Talks About Loneliness

During his recent appearance onĀ The Arsenio Hall Show, rapper Kid Cudi shared his thoughts on hip-hop's current state. "I think the braggadocio, 'Money, Cash, Hos' thing is dead. I feel that's holding us back as a culture, as black people. That doesn't advance us in any way, shape or form. We've been doing that same theme for years now," said Cudi.

In a joking manner, he added that if he did start rapping about his possessions, "there would be no Drake." Although he didn't seem to be taking a jab at the Young Money performer, Drake is unlikely to miss an opportunity to overreact.

Kid Cudi addressed his struggles with suicide and talked about his desire to help fans conquer their own issues. "I've dealt with suicide for the past five years. There wasn't a week or a day that didn't go by where I was just like, 'You know, I wanna check out," he revealed. "I know what that feels like; I know it comes from loneliness. I know it comes from not having self-worth, not loving yourself. These are things that kids don't have music that can coach them and give them that guidance. I think that that's my job. I'm really just trying to guide people and help people. Loneliness is a terrible, terrible thing, man. If you don't know how to conquer it, it can eat you alive."


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