Killer Mike had an attention-grabbing GRAMMYs night time on Sunday.
The rapper, aka Michael Render, swept all three classes he was nominated in: Finest Rap Track, Finest Rap Efficiency and Finest Rap Album for his self-titled 2023 studio album Michael. He took the stage to simply accept them in the course of the premiere ceremony that passed off earlier than the prime-time important present.
“I’m a Black man in America, and as a child I had a dream to develop into part of music. And that 9-year-old is excitedly dancing inside me proper now,” he stated in considered one of his acceptance speeches Sunday.
However moments later, the rapper was seen on video being taken away in handcuffs. The LAPD stated on social media that the rapper was taken into custody due to a “bodily altercation that occurred on the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court docket.” No additional particulars had been supplied on when that incident occurred or what the circumstances had been.
Breaking: Rapper Killer Mike has been taken away in handcuffs inarea after successful 3 throughout telecast (Finest Rap Track and Finest Rap Efficiency for “Scientists & Engineers,” Finest Rap Album for Michael) “Free Mike” somebody shouts as he walks previous.
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“The suspect was positioned underneath arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division,” police stated in a press release Monday. “The suspect has been recognized as 48-year-old Michael Render and booked for Misdemeanor Battery,” the assertion stated, including, “Render has been launched on zero bail.”
Killer Mike has now launched a press release in regards to the win and the arrest which he says stemmed from confusion round which door to enter from in the course of the huge night time.
“I first need to prolong my appreciation to the Grammy’s Committee for recognizing me and my group for the work that went into ‘MICHAEL.’ We’re extremely proud and are basking on this second. I’m additionally grateful that considered one of my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I realized that my son, who has been on the record for a kidney for years, lastly has a match. Clearly, we’re elated.
I do need to be aware that final night time, my group and I fielded quite a lot of calls from involved followers and colleagues eager to know if I used to be OK. I vastly respect the priority and assist, however I’m higher than OK. As you may think about, there was lots going and there was some confusion round which door my group and I ought to enter. We skilled an over-zealous safety guard however my group and I’ve the upmost confidence that I’ll finally be cleared of all wrongdoing. Till that point, preserve listening to ‘Michael,’ and preserve going after your goals.”
His camp added:
“We’re grateful for the love and assist Killer Mike has obtained. He labored extremely exhausting on ‘MICHAEL,’ and his Grammy win was well-deserved. We hit a pace bump in that Mike was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after gathering his awards. On the way in which into the venue, there was appreciable confusion round the place to go. He encountered an over-zealous safety guard and continued transferring in the direction of his vacation spot. The state of affairs has been overblown however we’re assured that the details of the case, when laid naked, will present that Mike didn’t commit the alleged offense and he can be exonerated.”