Killer Mike, a rap artist, was apprehended and subsequently removed from the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday.
At the pre-show Premiere Ceremony earlier in the evening, he was awarded the trophies for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.
In an X-posted reference to the incident, the Los Angeles Police Department detailed how Michael Render, 48, was restrained and detained on Sunday afternoon following a physical altercation.
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
Following his subsequent apprehension and accusation of misdemeanor battery, he is presently undergoing the procedure of being released.
Render was apprehended on suspicion of engaging in physical aggression towards a security officer.
Render was accused of knocking down the officer because that individual failed to clear the way for him in a timely manner.
The artist is well-known for his political activism, which centers on systemic racism, social inequality, and police brutality, in addition to his musical prowess.
These concepts have been integrated into his musical compositions, and he has also delivered lectures at collegiate levels.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a democratic socialist, was an unwavering supporter of the rap artist during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
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