Killer Mike was arrested and booked with a misdemeanor on Sunday night (February 4) after winning three awards at the 2024 Grammys. While it was initially unclear what prompted him to be escorted out of the venue in handcuffs, the rapper has now shared a statement saying he’s “better than OK” and clarified what happened.
“I do want to note that last night, my team and I fielded a number of calls from concerned fans and colleagues wanting to know if I was OK,” his statement reads. “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 upmost confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing.”
A source in Killer Mike’s team further added: “We hit a speed bump in that Mike was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after collecting his awards. On the way into the venue, there was considerable confusion around where to go. He encountered an over-zealous security guard and continued moving towards his destination. The situation has been overblown but we are confident that the facts of the case, when laid bare, will show that Mike did not commit the alleged offense and he will be exonerated.”
A security guard working at the Grammys claimed that she was injured by Killer Mike at her assigned door entrance shortly after he swept the rap category, winning all three Grammys for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance, a senior law enforcement source told Rolling Stone. The security guard asked for Killer Mike’s tickets and directed him to a security checkpoint, but he tried to go around her and allegedly injured her in the process, the source claims. After calling for help, the security guard signed a citizen’s arrest for misdemeanor battery, received medical treatment, and had her alleged injuries photographed, according to the law enforcement source.
Read Killer Mike’s full statement below: