Michael Render, the US rapper fondly called Killer Mike, has been detained by police at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles — a few hours after he won three awards.
Mike’s sixth studio album picked up the ‘best rap album’ category while his song ‘Scientists And Engineers’ won ‘best rap song’ and ‘best rap performance’ categories.
“This is for all the people who think you’re too old to rap… we keep hip-hop alive. Never ever stop doing what you do,” the 48-year-old rapper said during his acceptance speech.
“You cannot tell me dreams do not come true.”
Shortly after the win on Sunday night, Mike was arrested and booked for “misdemeanor battery” due to an alleged physical altercation backstage.
In a now-viral video, the rapper was seen in the company of two LAPD officers while being handcuffed.
In a statement on X, the LA police confirmed that the rapper was arrested over “a physical altercation at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court”.
The law enforcement agency said Killer Mike had been transported to LAPD central division and “booked for misdemeanor battery”.
“Sunday Arrest Incident On Sunday, February 4th just after 4 pm a male adult was detained & handcuffed for a physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court. The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division,” the statement reads.
“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.”
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.Advertisement
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) February 5, 2024
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