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    Killer Mike’s Grammy Triumph Turns Into A Legal Drama As Rapper Gets Arrested After Triple Win

    Shining his stars on the Grammy stage after two decades rapper Killer Mike’s night was just too good to not be spoiled. The high of winning three prestigious awards quickly took a sharp turn as he found himself escorted out of the Arena in handcuffs by law enforcement.

    The 48-year-old rapper, Killer Mike, aka Michael Santiago Render, boasts a storied musical career. The rapper’s recording journey began on OutKast’s ‘Stankonia’ (2000) where he peaked with his feature on their Grammy-winning single. Signing with Purple Ribbon Records and Columbia, he released his acclaimed debut ‘Monster’ which charted at number ten on the Billboard 200.

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    From Grammy Glory to Handcuffs

    Rapper Killer Mike Gets Escorted in Handcuffs After Winning three Grammys
    Rapper Killer Mike Gets Escorted in Handcuffs After Winning three Grammys

    In a legal turn of events, Killer Mike’s night of triumph at the Grammys took an unexpected detour. The rapper, who clinched three Grammy awards at this year’s ceremony, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance for ‘Scientists & Engineers,’ and Best Rap Album for ‘Michael’, was reportedly arrested during the ceremony. 

    The details surrounding the arrest are still a mystery. There have been no official statements from either Killer Mike’s representative or the Los Angeles police so far. 

    However, a clip taken by The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner is going viral on X. The video showed Killer Mike being escorted from the arena by the police. Gardner later followed up the tweet with the statement that read. “Just spoke to an official who tells me it’s a misdemeanor and has nothing to do with anything that happened today here inside the arena. Likely he will be released once it’s sorted.”

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    Killer Mike’s Unprecedented Grammy Win

    Rapper Killer Mike Wins At Grammys 2024
    Rapper Killer Mike Wins At Grammys 2024

    The arrest unfolded shortly after the rapper celebrated a remarkable victory, marking his first Grammy win in over two decades. Previously Mike secured a win in 2003 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his feature on OutKast’s ‘The Whole World.’. The rapper’s recent eins were notably his first solo Grammy wins. 

    Despite the legal hiccup, the winner expressed gratitude and motivation, encouraging others with his words. “It feels absolutely grand. If it feels like some people are reaching the finish line first, don’t worry. Just keep running your race. The only thing stopping you is your imagination. It’s our responsibility to be grand in every action.” he shared in his acceptance speech.

    Fans and the music industry alike await further details on the circumstances surrounding Killer Mike’s arrest. Regardless of the cause, this night will be one to remember for both the winners and the Recording Academy. 

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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