Police have launched an investigation into allegations rapper Tyler, The Creator verbally assaulted a protester at his concert in Australia on Thursday (06Jun13).
Talitha Stone, who is a member of the online feminist group Collective Shout, called on her Twitter.com followers to picket the hip-hop star's concert in Sydney and in-store appearance at Culture Kings clothing store on Thursday to voice their disapproval of the 22 year old's homophobic and misogynistic lyrics.
Taking to the social networking blog on Wednesday (05Jun13), she wrote, "have to visit @Culturekings tomoz (sic) to protest against... (Tyler, The Creator) he will be there at midday. I think they need educating on misogyny."
The Odd Future star re-posted the tweet and later addressed her comments during his show at the Enmore Theater with an expletive-ridden tirade, which Stone recorded and posted on YouTube.com.
Before launching into a rendition of B**ch Suck D**k, he said, "I wish she could hear me call her a b**ch, too, f**king w**re. Yeah, I got a sold-out show right now b**ch. Hey this f**king song is dedicated to you, you f**king c**t."
Writing on TheGuardian.co.uk website, Stone reveals her heart was "absolutely pounding" during the rant, adding, "I was petrified. I was standing among the crowd of people who were chanting along with threats towards me."
A representative for the New South Wales police has since confirmed the incident is under investigation.
Tyler, The Creator's trip Down Under was marred in controversy before he even stepped foot in Australia after politicians and women's rights campaigners objected to authorities granting him a work visa.
Politician Alex Hawke, a member of the Australian House of Representatives, urged Prime Minister Julia Gillard to revoke the star's right to work in the country, while activists penned a letter to Brendan O'Connor, Australia's Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, requesting he take action to prevent Tyler's concert from going ahead.