Killer Mike arrested after 3 Grammy win

Soon after winning three Grammy awards, rapper Killer Mike, born Michael Render, found himself embroiled in a physical altercation at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, leading to his arrest, as reported by the Los Angeles Police Department. The arrest was related to a misdemeanor battery charge, and Killer Mike was subsequently released. . The rapper’s arrest adds a surprising chapter to what should have been a night of unbridled celebration for his achievements in the music industry.

Video footage shared on social media less than an hour before the televised Grammy Awards showed Killer Mike being led through the Arena in handcuffs by a police officer. The rapper had just graced the Grammys stage, celebrating his wins for his work “Michael,” his first solo album in over a decade. The accolades included Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance for “Scientists & Engineers,” a collaborative effort with André 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane.

The incident unfolded shortly after the celebratory moment on stage. The rapper, known for his activism and organizational efforts, had passionately conveyed a message during the pre-televised portion, challenging the notion that one can become too old for rap.

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As fans speculated about the reasons behind his detainment, Killer Mike’s X and Instagram accounts remained active, acknowledging the Grammy victories. The arrest reportedly stemmed from a physical altercation with a security guard at the event, New York Post reported, citing a law enforcement official.

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Videos circulating on X depicted Killer Mike being led away in handcuffs, with some bystanders shouting “Free Mike” in the background. After the wins, Killer Mike’s in his acceptance speech had said that “Sweep! Atlanta, it’s a sweep!”, emphasizing his dedication to the art of rap and dispelling age-related stereotypes.

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