US rapper Killer Mike was involved in an altercation shortly after winning three Grammy awards, according to Los Angeles police.
According to a statement from Los Angeles police spokesperson Mike Lopez, the detention occurred following an incident that took place inside the Crypto.com Arena during the ceremony.
Killer Mike, 48, has been booked on a misdemeanour charge, according to Mr. Lopez.
He was eventually released and is set to appear in court later this month.
Footage from the incident seemed to capture Killer Mike, also known as Michael Render, being taken away by law enforcement while in restraints.
It occurred shortly after the rapper and political activist achieved a remarkable feat by winning three Grammy awards, marking his first win in two decades.
The song Scientists & Engineers, featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane, received recognition for its excellence in the rap genre, earning awards for best rap song and best rap performance.
He received another accolade for his album Michael, winning his third award for best rap album.
Accepting his accolades, the 48-year-old expressed, “This is dedicated to those who believe that rap has an expiration date… we continue to breathe life into hip-hop.” Keep up the great work, never falter in your efforts.
According to witnesses at the arena, there were reports of someone shouting “free Mike” as the rapper was being escorted away.
Killer Mike has been outspoken about the challenges that black Americans face, such as police brutality and racism.
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