Killer Mike, left, on the Grammys Premiere ceremony.
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Simply after he gained three Grammys, Killer Mike was arrested at Crypto.com Enviornment, the positioning of the awards. On Monday, Mike launched an announcement explaining that there was “confusion” on what door to enter the venue earlier than he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. He clarified, “We skilled an over-zealous safety guard however my staff and I’ve the upmost confidence that I’ll in the end be cleared of all wrongdoing.” A spokesperson for him additionally acknowledged, “The state of affairs has been overblown however we’re assured that the information of the case, when laid naked, will present that Mike didn’t commit the alleged offense and he will probably be exonerated.”
Video tweeted by The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner exhibits the rapper, born Michael Render, being walked by means of the venue in handcuffs by law enforcement officials. “Mike, are you severe?” somebody asks within the clip. “Yeah, I’m severe,” he replies. Mike was launched later the identical evening, his legal professional instructed Selection, including that the rapper “will probably be celebrating his sweep tonight.” A jovial Mike referred to as into the “Huge Tigger Morning Present” on Atlanta’s V-103 the day after, the place he disregarded the incident as “nothing” (aside from having to take away his six-figure chain). “We hit a pace bump, after which we headed again to the get together,” he stated.
A supply instructed Gardner the arrest was for a misdemeanor unrelated to the ceremony and is “an enormous nothing.” Nonetheless, sources instructed TMZ that Render was arrested after an altercation exterior the Crypto.com Enviornment. Mike had simply attended the Premiere Ceremony on the close by Peacock Theater with out incident. There, he swept his nominations in Greatest Rap Efficiency, Greatest Rap Music, and Greatest Rap Album, making him one of many day’s high winners. LAPD Media Relations Division posted on Twitter that Killer Mike has been booked for misdemeanor battery and would quickly be launched. Vulture has reached out to the Los Angeles Police Division in addition to representatives for Killer Mike and the Recording Academy.
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