Rapper and record producer Tyler, the Creator may stand to lose his Australian visa following an onstage tirade he unleashed towards feminist campaigner Talitha Stone. The Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All leader and co-founder directed a series of offensive, sexually-charged messages towards his critic during his show Thursday night, June 6 at Newton's Enmore Theatre.
Known for his sexually-explicit tracks and live performances, Tyler gave Stone an F-word filled shout out, calling her both a b*tch and a whore while dedicating his track "B*tch S*ck D*ck" to the Collective Shout women's group supporter. He even went as far as saying he hoped Stone's children "get some messed up STDs."
Stone herself witnessed the actual rant as she decided to attend Tyler's concert, getting it all on tape and reporting the incident to Australian authorities. "My heart was absolutely pounding as I heard him start to mention me. I was petrified. I was standing among the crowd of people who were chanting along with threats towards me," Stone described the ordeal.
Police are now investigating the incident as Collective Shout appeals to Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor to revoke Tyler's visa. Prior to the onstage tirade, Stone had already been on the receiving end of verbal abuse via Twitter, both from the artist and his followers after she launched a campaign against him for his objectionable, sexually-explicit lyrics derogatory to women.
Tyler, the Creator's verbal tirade against critic during Sydney concert: