Rapper Killer Mike, Winner of 3 Grammys, Detained by Police After Awards Sweep.
Los Angeles, February 5, 2024, 9:24 am IST — Rapper Killer Mike, who clinched three major prizes at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards for his contributions to rap music, found himself in an unexpected turn of events as he was taken away in handcuffs by police.
The Los Angeles Police Department provided no official statement on the matter, and inquiries made to press officers yielded no information, leaving the circumstances surrounding the rapper’s detainment unclear.
Video footage circulating on social media depicted Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, being escorted by police with his hands restrained behind his back through the concourse of the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, citing an arena security official, Killer Mike’s detainment was related to an unspecified misdemeanor charge unrelated to the Grammy Awards.
Earlier in the day, Killer Mike and his collaborators celebrated victories in multiple Grammy categories, securing the coveted titles for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance with “Scientists & Engineers,” and Best Rap Album for “Michael.”
In addition to his musical pursuits, Killer Mike is renowned for his involvement in social activism, particularly on issues such as racism and police brutality.
Despite the unfolding incident, Killer Mike’s agent and publicists have yet to respond to requests for comment.