Rapper Killer Mike has spoken forth about being led away in handcuffs by police at the 2024 Grammy Awards event. The incident happened after he won best rap song and performance for ‘Scientist & Engineers’ and best rap album for Michael during the show’s pre-telecast ceremony.
In a video posted on social media platform X by The Hollywood Reporter, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department were seen escorting the artist out of Crypto.com Arena.
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.
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
“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 overzealous 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.
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 awards, he said that he had another important win during the programme. “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.