is assured his identify might be cleared after an altercation with Grammy Awards safety personnel on Sunday (Feb. 4) led to his arrest.
It was afor the Atlanta rapper, who received three — for rap tune of the yr and rap efficiency of the yr for “Scientists & Engineers” and rap album of the yr for Michael — and ended on a bitter be aware when he was positioned below arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division.
“I first wish to lengthen my appreciation to the Grammy’s Committee for recognizing me and my workforce for the work that went into Michael,” he writes in an announcement, seen by Billboard.
“We’re extremely proud and are basking on this second. I’m additionally grateful that one among my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I realized that my son, who has been on the checklist for a kidney for years, lastly has a match. Clearly, we’re elated.”
In line with reviews, Killer Mike (actual identify Michael Render) exited a safe space on the Peacock Theater, the place lots of the awards have been introduced and handed out Sunday, earlier than the primary televised ceremony came about inside Crypto.com enviornment.
He’s then mentioned to have tried to return with a number of people to the safe space, sources inform Billboard, the place he was stopped by safety. When personnel demanded to see his entry credentials, an argument ensured, and the hip-hop artist was led off in handcuffs.
“I do wish to be aware that final night time, my workforce and I fielded quite a few calls from involved followers and colleagues desirous to know if I used to be OK,” his assertion continues. “I significantly admire the priority and help, however I’m higher than OK. As you possibly can think about, there was rather a lot going and there was some confusion round which door my workforce and I ought to enter. We skilled an over-zealous safety guard however my workforce and I’ve the upmost confidence that I’ll finally be cleared of all wrongdoing.”
Till that point, he continues, “maintain listening to ‘Michael,’ and maintain going after your goals.”