Killer Mike Finally Speaks On Arrest After Grammys Win

BY JO Mensah February 7, 2024 7:45 AM EDT
Killer Mike at 2024 Grammys
Killer Mike at 2024 Grammys Photo source: Instagram/@killermike

Killer Mike has expressed his confidence that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing following his arrest at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

The acclaimed rapper and activist was detained by the police after an altercation with a security guard at the Arena Los Angeles, where the awards show was held on Sunday, February 4.

He is facing a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly pushing the security guard to the ground and injuring her hand and fingers. He was released from police custody later that night on his own recognizance and is due to appear in court on February 29.

Killer Mike tells his version of arrest story

In an exclusive interview with TMZ, Killer Mike gave his version of what happened on the night, when he swept the rap categories.

The rapper explained that he and his team were trying to enter the venue through a door that they had used before, but they encountered a security guard who was “over-zealous” and “unprofessional”.

According to him, the guard was rude and aggressive, and he tried to push past him to avoid further confrontation.

“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 utmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing. Until that time, keep listening to ‘Michael,’ and keep going after your dreams.”

Full list of winners at 2024 Grammy Awards

Meanwhile, Killer Mike was not the only artist who had a big night at the 2024 Grammys.

The night saw Taylor Swift making history by winning Album of the Year for the fourth time. Swift took home the top honor for her album Midnights, becoming the only artist ever to win the title four times.

Other major category winners included Miley Cyrus for Record of the Year, Victoria Monét as Best New Artist, and Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell for Song of the Year.

See the full list of winners here.

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

In other Grammy news, Blue Ivy Carter, the 12-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, made a fashionable appearance alongside her parents.

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.