After winning three Grammy Awards on Sunday, rapper Killer Mike was handcuffed and led by police into Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena for an alleged physical altercation.
Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, was arrested for misdemeanor assaultaccording to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Although details surrounding the 48-year-old rapper’s arrest are still unclear, The Hollywood Reporter journalist Chris Gardner captured video of Render in handcuffs.
While Render was being escorted by police, several people called out to the musician. A man yelled, “Mike, are you serious? “What the fuck?”
Gardner reported that another person yelled “free mike”as he passed by.
According to Variety, Render was released shortly after his arrest.
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“He is out and will celebrate his sweep tonight,” the rapper’s attorney said in a brief statement Sunday night.
A stadium security official told The Hollywood Reporter that Render was detained for an incident that had nothing to do with the Grammys.
Render and the Recording Academy have not commented publicly on the incident.
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Before the Grammy Awards live broadcast, Render won three trophies in the rap genre: best rap performance, best rap song and best rap album. His song, Scientists and engineers ft. André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane triumphed over other giants of the genre in the category, namely Doja Cat, Drake & 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice and Lil Uzi Vert.
After accepting his third and final award of the night, Render had strong words about being an older musician within the rap genre.
“To all the people who think you’re too old to rap, bullshit. “I don’t give a damn if you’re rapping about how many girls you got in the nursing home, make sure you keep hip-hop alive,” she said.
The comment seemed to reference André 3000, who in the midst of releasing his solo flute album New blue sun Last year, he hinted that he’s too old for the rap genre.
“Sometimes it feels inauthentic for me to rap because I have nothing to talk about that way. I am 48 years old,” André 3000 openly worried in GQ. “And I don’t want to say that age is something that determines what you rap, but it kind of does.”
André 3000 is best known for being one half of the iconic hip-hop duo OutKast.
Render hasn’t won a Grammy since 2003, when he won best rap performance by a duo or group for his OutKast feature. The whole world.
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