LOS ANGELES, CA — Rapper Killer Mike, also known as Michael Render, was arrested on Sunday following a physical altercation at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The incident occurred during the pre-televised portion of the event. Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed that Render was detained and handcuffed after the altercation took place near the Crypto.com Arena, where the Grammys were held. The 48-year-old artist, who is part of the rap duo Run the Jewels, was subsequently charged with misdemeanor battery.
The LAPD shared that Render was booked and taken to the Central Division before being released on his own recognizance at approximately 8:37 p.m. PST. He is scheduled to appear in court on February 29. Render had won three Grammy awards earlier in the day during the pre-show Premiere Ceremony, including Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album.
Details regarding the altercation have not been released, and representatives for Killer Mike have not provided any comment on the incident. During his acceptance speech, Render emphasized his dedication to the hip-hop genre regardless of age, asserting the need to keep it alive.
Further details about the altercation have not been disclosed. As of now, there has been no comment from Killer Mike’s representatives regarding the incident. In his acceptance speech, Render defended older rappers and emphasized the importance of preserving hip-hop.