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Rap Artist Killer Mike Arrested At Grammy Awards After Winning 3 Categories

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Ubiquitous

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Feb 5, 2024, 11:15:35 AMFeb 5
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Rap artist Killer Mike was arrested Sunday and escorted out of the 2024
Grammy Awards event. Earlier in the evening, he won three trophies at the
pre-show Premiere Ceremony, including accolades for Best Rap Performance,
Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.

The Los Angeles Police Department referenced the event with an X post, noting
how 48-year-old Michael Render was detained and handcuffed Sunday afternoon
in connection with a physical altercation. He was later placed under arrest
and charged with misdemeanor battery and is “in the process of being
released.”

The Hollywood Reporter also posted a video on X showing Render, who uses the
stage name Killer Mike, being escorted away from the Crypto.com Arena in Los
Angeles, where the Grammys were taking place. The rap artist was led away in
handcuffs. A person can be heard shouting, “Free Mike!” as police escort the
rapper from the scene.

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

Per TMZ, the arrest had to do with Render allegedly becoming physically
aggressive with a security officer. He stands accused of knocking the guard
down when that individual did not move out of Render’s way quickly enough.

The 48-year-old rapper discussed his past before the arrest, per ABC7 News.

“The only thing that limits your age is not being truthful about your age or
what you’re doing,” Render said backstage.

“At 20 years old, I thought it was cool to be a drug dealer,” he continued.
“At 40, I started to live with the regrets and the things I’ve done. At 45, I
started to rap about it. At 48, I stand here as a man full of empathy and
sympathy for the things I’ve done.”

Render won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his track “Scientists &
Engineers,” which features fellow recording artists Andre 3000, Future, and
Eryn Allen Kane.

He also won Best Rap Album for “Michael.”

It’s been more than two decades since Killer Mike took home a Grammy. His
last win was for “The Whole World,” a collaboration with Outkast, in 2003.

Besides music, Render is known for his political activism, focusing on social
inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. He has incorporated these
themes into his music and has also spent time lecturing at colleges.

The rap artist was a vocal supporter of democratic socialist Sen. Bernie
Sanders (I-VT) in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.

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Let's go Brandon!

Rhino

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Feb 5, 2024, 11:48:14 AMFeb 5
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But none for security guards who get in his way....

> Render won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his track
> “Scientists & Engineers,” which features fellow recording artists
> Andre 3000, Future, and Eryn Allen Kane.
>
> He also won Best Rap Album for “Michael.”
>
> It’s been more than two decades since Killer Mike took home a Grammy.
> His last win was for “The Whole World,” a collaboration with Outkast,
> in 2003.
>
> Besides music, Render is known for his political activism, focusing
> on social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. He has
> incorporated these themes into his music and has also spent time
> lecturing at colleges.
>
> The rap artist was a vocal supporter of democratic socialist Sen.
> Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.
>
> --
> Let's go Brandon!
>



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Rhino

BTR1701

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Feb 5, 2024, 12:17:55 PMFeb 5
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Ubiquitous <web...@polaris.net> wrote:

> Rap artist Killer Mike was arrested Sunday and escorted out of the 2024
> Grammy Awards event. Earlier in the evening, he won three trophies at the
> pre-show Premiere Ceremony, including accolades for Best Rap Performance,
> Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.
>
> The Los Angeles Police Department referenced the event with an X post, noting
> how 48-year-old Michael Render was detained and handcuffed Sunday afternoon
> in connection with a physical altercation. He was later placed under arrest
> and charged with misdemeanor battery and is “in the process of being
> released.”

Charges will be dropped by DA Gascon. He barely prosecutes murderers. No
way he'll file this case, especially considering the defendant has been
systematically oppressed.

trotsky

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Feb 8, 2024, 4:03:12 AMFeb 8
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A misdemeanor is a far cry from a murder charge. An actual lawyer told
me that once. You should see if you can find one to ask for your own
edification.
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