Rapper Killer Mike Arrested at Grammys

Killer Mike says he is “better than OK” after he was arrested at the Grammys on Sunday. The rapper was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after winning three awards.

The news of his arrest came minutes before the awards ceremony began, according to reporter, Chris Gardner, who was at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles when Killer Mike was escorted away in handcuffs.

“An official tells someone on his team that it’s possible he may be released later tonight from the arena,” Gardner tweeted. “Unclear if he’s being booked here and what he’s charged with.” Later, Variety reported that he had been released. “He’s out and will be celebrating his sweep tonight,” the rapper’s attorney said.

On Monday, Killer Mike said in a statement that “there was a lot going on” on his way into the Grammys venue. After encountering a security guard, Killer Mike continued moving toward the venue.

“There was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter,” he said. “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.”

Representatives for Killer Mike and the LAPD did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Earlier Sunday, the rapper won three Grammy Awards that were not televised: Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Album. The nominations are his first in seven years.

“It feels absolutely grand. If it feels like some people are reaching the finish line first, don’t worry. Just keep running your race,” he told Rolling Stone following the wins. “The only thing stopping you is your imagination. It’s our responsibility to be grand in every action.”

Rapper Killer Mike Arrested at Grammys

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