Rapper Killer Mike Taken Away in Handcuffs After Winning 3 Grammys

The acclaimed hip-hop artist was escorted away from the ceremony for a misdemeanor before the main broadcast began

Killer Mike at the 66th Grammy Awards (Getty Images)

Killer Mike, the acclaimed rapper who won three Grammy Awards during the pre-televised portion of the ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, was later seen being led away from the ceremony in handcuffs. It was captured in video shared to social media by Hollywood Reporter journalist Chris Gardner.

The arrest of the Run the Jewels rap duo member was for misdemeanor battery related to a “physical altercation” that happened before the Grammys.

Killer Mike was escorted away wearing a suit as onlookers watched and was posting on X throughout the show while he was detained.

The Los Angeles Police Department was not immediately available for comment when TheWrap reached out.

The rapper began his career in the 1990s and is known as an activist. He began to more actively speak out following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and has continued to be outspoken following the deaths of Freddie Gray, George Floyd and others.

The Grammy Awards this year are hosted this year by former “Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah. Notable nominees this year include Taylor Swift, Sza, Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Miley Cyrus.


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