2024 Grammys: Killer Mike Arrested After Sweeping 3 Rap Awards

BY JO Mensah February 5, 2024 4:21 PM EDT
Killer Mike arrested at 2024 Grammys
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The 2024 Grammy Awards was supposed to be a memorable night for rapper Killer Mike, but it turned sour for him.

The rapper, who bagged three awards on the night and was supposed to bask in his own glory, rather had issues with the law and got arrested.

Killer Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render, was detained by police just after receiving his Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 4. He is alleged to have been involved in a physical altercation.

The arrest occurred at Arena shortly after Killer Mike had been given his awards during the pre-telecast ceremony.

Killer Mike whisked away from the Grammys venue

According to Rolling Stone, its LAPD source indicated that the rapper was handcuffed and questioned after a dispute inside the arena involving a third party. He was later booked for misdemeanor battery, though details of the altercation remain unclear.

Video captured by The Hollywood Reporter showed Render being taken away in handcuffs. He was released Sunday night on his own recognizance.

Render had just made Grammy history by winning Best Rap Album for “Michael” along with Best Rap Song and Performance for “Scientists & Engineers” prior to the alleged incident.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy shows elegance at the 2024 Grammys

Meanwhile, Blue Ivy Carter, the 12-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, made a fashionable appearance alongside her famous parents at the Grammy Awards.

Although the family skipped the red carpet, Blue Ivy still managed to catch attention as she appeared on stage with her father to claim an award.#

She debuted a white off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood dress when she joined her father on stage as he accepted the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award. The fine dress was paired with the fairytale-esque midi dress with $475 Larroude boots and a matching clutch.