Killer Mike Accused of Knocking Down Security Guard Leading to Arrest at 2024 Grammy Awards – Report
UPDATE (FEB. 5):
LAPD has released a statement to XXL on Feb. 5 regarding Killer Mike's arrest.
"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. The suspect has been identified as 48-year-old Michael Render and booked for Misdemeanor Battery 243(A) PC, Booking #6754010. Render has been released on zero bail."
ORIGINAL STORY (FEB. 5):
Killer Mike Accused of Knocking Down Security Guard at 2024 Grammy Awards
According to a report published by TMZ on Sunday (Feb. 4), Killer Mike was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a security guard at Crypto.com Arena during the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. Law enforcement sources reportedly told the celebrity gossip site that Mike was arrested and charged with battery after knocking the security guard to the ground.
While the footage below doesn't show the alleged altercation, an animated Killer Mike can clearly be seen arguing with security. Other men in front of Mike appear to be preventing him from walking where the rapper intends to go. Within seconds, the Atlanta MC is then shown in handcuffs being escorted away by police.
XXL has reached out to Killer Mike's team and LAPD for a statement on the matter.
Killer Mike Taken Away in Handcuffs After Winning Three Grammy Awards
The unfortunate situation went down immediately following Killer Mike's clean sweep of the three Grammy Award categories he was placed in. His renowned Michael album had just won the Grammy for Best Rap Album while his track "Scientists & Engineers" featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane took home the awards for both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Watch the video footage of Killer Mike reportedly being arrested for battery at the 2024 Grammy Awards below.