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Rapper Killer Mike arrested for battery at Grammy Awards ceremony

Author: BRIAN NIEMIETZ | bniemietz@nydailynews.com Source: NY Daily News:
February 6, 2024 at 07:04
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Killer Mike was walked out of Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs Sunday and charged with misdemeanor battery after winning three Grammy Awards.

“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 LAPD announced Sunday. “The suspect was placed under arrest and  was transported to LAPD Central Division.”

Police confirmed Monday the suspect was Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render.

According to Variety, the “Scientists & Engineers” rapper was released soon after being taken into custody late Sunday afternoon and had plans to be “celebrating his sweep” that evening. Police confirmed he was in “the process of being released” around 8:30 p.m. local time.

Killer Mike was walked out of Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs Sunday and charged with misdemeanor battery after winning three Grammy Awards.

“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 LAPD announced Sunday. “The suspect was placed under arrest and  was transported to LAPD Central Division.”

Police confirmed Monday the suspect was Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render.

According to Variety, the “Scientists & Engineers” rapper was released soon after being taken into custody late Sunday afternoon and had plans to be “celebrating his sweep” that evening. Police confirmed he was in “the process of being released” around 8:30 p.m. local time.

It was an otherwise good night for Killer Mike, who was honored for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album. The Atlanta, Ga., native posted “I did it for the city” on social media Monday morning. It had been more than 20 years since he won his last Grammy.

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The alleged incident that landed him in police custody occurred in an area adjacent to the Crypto.com Arena, according to CNN. It’s unclear who else was involved.

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