Rapper Killer Mike has opened up about being escorted away in handcuffs by police at the 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony. The incident occurred after he won best rap song and performance for `Scientist & Engineers` as well as best rap album for Michael during the show`s pre-telecast ceremony.
In a video published by The Hollywood Reporter on social media platform X, the performer was seen being taken away out of Crypto.com Arena by Los Angeles Police Department officers.
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
People magazine cited the LAPD news which stated an adult male who “was detained & handcuffed for a physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court” was placed under arrest and transported to LAPD Central Division.
“As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter. We experienced an over-zealous security guard but my team and I have the utmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing. Until that time, keep listening to Michael, and keep going after your dreams,” Mike said in a statement shared with People.
LAPD NEWS: Sunday Arrest Incident
On Sunday February 4th just after 4pm 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 .
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) February 5, 2024
Mike said that he and his staff received a number of calls from concerned fans and colleagues wanting to know if he was OK.” “I greatly appreciate the concern and support, but I am better than OK,” Killer Mike continued.
Aside from thanking the Recording Academy for his accolades, he revealed that he had another major win after the ceremony.
“We are incredibly proud and are basking in this moment. I am also grateful that one of my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I learned that my son, who has been on the list for a kidney for years, finally has a match. Obviously, we are elated,” his statement read.
According to People, Mike was charged with a misdemeanour, and his team is “confident that the facts of the case when laid bare, will show that Mike did not commit the alleged offence, and he will be exonerated.”
On X, Mike expressed gratitude to his wife, Shay, and those closest to him for their support. “I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my wife, Shay. You have held me down through thick and thin, and I couldn`t be prouder to be your husband and share this award with you,” his post read.
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