Rapper arrested moments after winning three Grammys and escorted away in handcuffs

Killer Mike won three Grammys in the rap categories (Picture: Getty Images)

US rapper Killer Mike was arrested and taken into police custody at the Grammy Awards 2024 on Sunday evening. 

The 48-year-old rapper, who is a member of the group Run The Jewels, won three awards at the star-studded ceremony. 

Killer Mike, real name Michael Render, scooped best rap album for his sixth studio album Michael, best rap song and best rap performance for his track Scientists and Engineers featuring Andre 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane. 

However, his moment of glory quickly turned sour as he was placed in handcuffs and escorted out of the Crypto.com Arena by Los Angeles Police Department. 

Video footage posted to social media appears to show the music star being detained, as a voice is heard saying: ‘Are you serious? What the f**k?’. 

A spokesperson confirmed that the rapper was in the process of being released by the LAPD as of the early hours of Monday morning. 

The rep said: ‘On Sunday, February 4, just after 4pm, a male adult was detained and 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, and is in the process of being released.’ 

Killer Mike was pictured celebrating his triple Grammy win on the red carpet, posing with his three golden gramophones. 

Killer Mike was taken away in handcuffs (Picture: Hollywood Reporter)

The rapper gave inspirational speeches for aspiring artists during his acceptance speeches (Picture: Getty Images)

Killer Mike celebrated his wins with his wife Shana Render (Picture: Getty Images)

While accepting his first win for best rap song, the lyricist said: ‘For all the people out there that think you get too old to rap – b******t. I don’t care if you’re 78 rapping about how many gals you got in the nursing home.

‘Make sure we keep hip-hop alive.’ 

After winning best rap performance, Killer Mike told the audience: ‘I wanna thank everyone who dares to believe that art can change the world. Thank Dré, thank Future, thank Eryn, thank all the producers on here, but everyone in this room, it is our responsibility to keep using our imagination to shape and form the world.’ 

When he was announced as winner of best rap album, he exclaimed: ‘You cannot tell me that you get too old! You can’t tell me it’s too late! It’s a sweep!’

Grammys 2024 winners list

Record of the year: Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Album of the year: Taylor Swift – Midnights

Best new artist: Victoria Monet

Song of the year: Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For? from Barbie

Best pop vocal album: Taylor Swift – Midnights

Best R&B song: SZA – Snooze

Best country album: Lainey Wilson – Bell Bottom Country

Best música urbana album: Karol G – Mañana Será Bonito

Best pop solo performance: Miley Cyrus – Flowers

Best progressive R&B album: SZA – SOS

Best R&B performance: Coco Jones – ICU

Best folk album: Joni Mitchell – Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live)

Producer of the year, non-classical: Jack Antonoff

Songwriter of the year, non-classical: Theron Thomas

Best pop duo/group performance: SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers – Ghost in the Machine

Best dance/electronic recording: Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan – Rumble

Best pop dance recording: Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam

Best dance/electronic music album: Fred again.. – Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)

Best traditional R&B performance: PJ Morton featuring Susan Carol – Good Morning

Best R&B album: Victoria Monét – Jaguar II

Best rap performance: Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers

Best melodic rap performance: Lil Durk featuring J Cole – All My Life

Best rap song: Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane – Scientists & Engineers

Best rap album: Killer Mike – Michael

Best country solo performance: Chris Stapleton – White Horse

Best country song: Chris Stapleton – White Horse

Best song written for visual media: What Was I Made For? from Barbie the Album, Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

Best comedy album: Dave Chappelle – What’s in a Name?

Best alternative music performance: Paramore – This Is Why

Best rock album: Paramore – This Is Why

Best rock song: boygenius – Not Strong Enough

Best metal performance: Metallica – 72 Seasons

Best rock performance: boygenius – Not Strong Enough

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