Killer Mike spoke for the first time about his arrest over misdemeanor charge shortly after winning three Grammy awards on February 5, 2024.
In an official statement to Entertainment Tonight, the 48-year-old explained what exactly happened before his unexpected detention at the Grammys, while extending gratitude towards The Recording Academy.
"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. We are incredibly proud and are basking in this moment," said Mike.
He added, "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 RUN singer continued, "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."
"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," the rapper said.
Meanwhile, a source close to Mike also revealed to the outlet, "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."
The insider continued, "We hit a speed bump in that Mike was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after collecting his awards. On the way into the venue, there was considerable confusion around where to go."
"He encountered an over-zealous 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," the source revealed.
Why was Killer Mike arrested at the 2024 Grammys?:
Michael Render, goes by Killer Mike won three Grammy awards for Best Rap Album for Michael, Best Rap Performance for Scientists & Engineers and Best Rap Song for Scientists & Engineers.
He was seen led out of the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles in handcuffs, shortly after winning big at the Grammy Awards.
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