Rapper Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, was unexpectedly detained by authorities at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, despite winning all three awards he was nominated for.
This news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, who initially reported on the situation.
A video shared by a reporter for the outlet showed Render being escorted away in handcuffs from the Crypto.Com Arena, where the ceremony was held. While the specific reason for his detention remains unclear, an arena security official cited by The Hollywood Reporter claims it was unrelated to the Grammys event. As of now, the Los Angeles Police Department has not responded to inquiries about the incident.
BREAKING: Rapper Killer Mike gets arrested at the Grammy’s in Los Angeles after winning three awards.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 5, 2024
Just before getting taken out of the Crypto arena in handcuffs, Killer Mike won Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
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Interestingly, while seemingly detained, Render managed to tweet a series of emojis representing his award wins, along with the phrase "Thank God." This suggests the detainment occurred shortly after his victorious evening.
Render's Grammy haul included Best Rap Album for "Michael," as well as Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for the track "Scientists & Engineers." Speaking to reporters backstage before the incident, he expressed his intention to create "the best album in the world," highlighting the narrative of a young Black man overcoming adversity and achieving success.
The unexpected turn of events surrounding Render's Grammy night has drawn attention and raised questions, leaving fans and the public awaiting further details about the reasons behind his detainment.