Killer Mike was put in handcuffs after winning three Grammy Awards. That's why the rapper was arrested.

Rapper Killer Mike was seen leaving the venue Grammy Awards In handcuffs Sunday night. Although it was not immediately clear why he was arrested before the Grammys went live, the Los Angeles Police Department later released details about the misdemeanor charges.

in The video has been uploaded to X By Chris Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter The “Run The Jewels” rapper was seen being escorted by police through the Crypto.com Arena.


The Los Angeles Police Department said on social media that the rapper was taken into custody due to a “physical altercation that occurred in the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court.” They did not provide details about when this accident occurred or its circumstances.

“The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the LAPD Central Division,” police said in a statement on Monday.

“The suspect was identified as 48-year-old Michael Rinder and was booked on a misdemeanor charge of battery,” the statement said, adding that “Rinder was released without bail.”

CBS News has reached out to representatives for the music star, the Recording Academy and the Los Angeles Police Department to get more details about the incident.

Shortly before his arrest, Killer Mike, also known as Michael Render, swept all three categories he was in nominated In: Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album for his 2023 self-titled studio album “Michael.”

He took the stage to accept them for the portion of the Grammy ceremony that took place before the prime-time broadcast began.

Killer Mike stands in the press room after winning three Grammy Awards during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 4, 2024 in Los Angeles.

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“I am a black man in America, and when I was a child I had a dream of being a part of music. And this 9-year-old is dancing passionately inside me now,” he said in one of his acceptance speeches. Sunday.

Beating out rap heavyweights like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, Killer Mike's win on Sunday — which was awarded before the Grammy Awards began broadcasting in prime time — marked his first Grammys in more than 20 years. He previously won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 45th Grammy Awards for Outkast's “The Whole World.”

“You can't tell me you're getting old, you can't tell me it's too late, you can't tell me dreams have come true! It's a sweep, it's a sweep, it's a sweep!” he exclaimed after dancing on stage with his third Grammy of the night.

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