A short argument betweenand Grammy Awards safety personnel over entry credentials led to the Atlanta rapper’s arrest Sunday evening, a supply near the scenario tells Billboard.
The incident befell exterior the Peacock Theater the place most of the awards had been introduced and handed out Sunday, earlier than the principle televised ceremony befell within Crypto.com enviornment.
Roughly one hour after Killer Mike – whose actual title is Michael Render – received three Grammy Awards for rap tune of the 12 months and rap efficiency of the 12 months for “Scientists & Engineers” and rap album of the 12 months for Michael, Render exited a safe space on the Peacock Theater, after which tried to return with a number of people, based on the supply. Render was stopped by safety as he tried to reenter the safe space, the supply says, and venue personnel demanded to see his entry credentials. Render then shoved a feminine personal safety official blocking him from returning to the Peacock Theater, the supply says. Los Angeles Police Division officers responded to the incident and positioned Render in handcuffs after studying that the safety official wished to press fees towards Render.
“The suspect was positioned beneath arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division,” defined an announcement supplied to Billboard on the time. Render was charged with one rely of misdemeanor battery and was launched with out bail.
At press time, neither reps for the rapper nor the Recording Academy had responded to requests for remark.
On Monday morning (Feb. 5), Renderwhereas showing on V103’s Massive Tigger Morning Present. When host Tigger requested “what occurred” on Sunday evening, Render referred to it as a “velocity bump” in an in any other case monumental evening.
“I received a Grammy,” Render mentioned. “We get together all evening. Shout out to my document label. Ain’t nothing had occurred, man. However we winners. That’s it.”