Killer Mike Releases Statement After Being Detained By Police at the Grammy Awards

After an altercation with security, the Atlanta rapper was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and was released without bail.

After a clean sweep of the rap categories at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb.4), Killer Mike was seen being taken away in handcuffs by law enforcement.

TMZ first reported that Killer Mike was detained after an alleged confrontation with a security guard during the ceremony. He was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and was released without bail.

Following the altercation, the Central Division of the LAPD released a brief statement regarding Killer Mike’s detainment.

“The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division,” the statement read.

On Monday (Feb.5), Killer Mike addressed the incident in an issued statement to, and he thanked his fans for their concern during the ordeal.

“I first want to extend my appreciation to the Grammy’s Committee for recognizing me and my team for the work that went into ‘MICHAEL,’ he said in the statement. “We are incredibly proud and are basking in this moment.

“I am also grateful that one of my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I learned that my son, who has been on the list for a kidney for years, finally has a match. Obviously, we are elated,” the statement read.

Killer Mike Detained By Police During Grammys

That Atlanta rapper went on to say that the incident occurred because of his team was confused about which doors they were permitted to enter at Arena.

“I do want to note that last night, my team and I fielded a number of calls from concerned fans and colleagues wanting to know if I was OK. I greatly appreciate the concern and support, but I am better than OK. As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter,” the statement continued. “We experienced an over-zealous security guard but my team and I have the upmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing.

Until that time, keep listening to ‘Michael,’ and keep going after your dreams.”

A source close to the situation also shared a statement and shared that Killer Mike will be cleared of all charges.

“We are grateful for the love and support Killer Mike has received. He worked incredibly hard on ‘MICHAEL,’ and his Grammy win was well-deserved. We hit a speed bump in that Mike was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after collecting his awards,” the source said. “On the way into the venue, there was considerable confusion about where to go. He encountered an overzealous security guard and continued moving towards his destination. The situation has been overblown but we are confident that the facts of the case, when laid bare, will show that Mike did not commit the alleged offense and he will be exonerated.``

Despite his detainment, Killer Mike had a historic night at the 66th Grammy Awards. He swept the rap categories by winning Best Rap Album for Michael, Best Rap Song for “Scientists & Engineers,” and Best Rap Performance for “Scientists & Engineers.”

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