American rapper, Killer Mike started the night winning three awards at the 2024 Grammy Awards then gets arrested by the police for misdemeanour battery.
The 48-year-old had been celebrating his triple victory at the Grammys pre-show at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.
But just minutes after getting up on stage to accept his trophies, Killer Mike was caught on camera being escorted out of the arena by security guards.
In a viral video recorded by Chris Gardner, a senior staff writer for the Hollywood Reporter, who shared the clip to his X account, saying, “Breaking: Rapper Killer Mike has been taken away in handcuffs in the Cypto Arena after winning 3 #Grammys during telecast (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for Scientists & Engineers, Best Rap Album for Michael) ‘Free Mike’ someone shouts as he walks past.”
Breaking: Rapper Killer Mike has been taken away in handcuffs in https://t.co/aF2yiyTHol arena after winning 3 #Grammys during telecast (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Scientists & Engineers,” Best Rap Album for Michael) “Free Mike” someone shouts as he walks past. pic.twitter.com/4epfmzqMt8
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 5, 2024
After the arrest, the spokesperson of the Los Angeles Police department said, “On Sunday, 4 February, just after 4pm, a male adult was detained and handcuffed for a physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court.”
The Spokesperson continued, confirming that the suspect was the rapper, whose real name is Michael Render.
He said, “The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division. The suspect has been identified as 48-year-old Michael Render and booked for Misdemeanor Battery 243(A) PC, and is in the process of being released.”
While accepting his awards, Mike told the audience: “You cannot tell me you get too old. You cannot tell me it’s too late.
“For all the people out there that think you get too old to rap, bullshit. I don’t give a damn if you’re 78 rapping about how many gals you got in the nursing home, make sure we keep hip-hop alive.”
The rapper won Best Rap Album for “Michael”, while his hit song “Scientists and Engineers” won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
His new wins were his first since 2003 when he was honoured for best rap performance by a duo or group for his work on The Whole World by the Outkast group.