Following his arrest outside the Grammy Awards on Sunday (2.04,) Killer Mike is sure he will be “cleared of all wrongdoing.”
Born Michael Render, the superstar rapper was arrested by Los Angeles police after an alleged altercation occurred with a security guard and he was subsequently booked on a misdemeanor battery charge.
On Monday night (2.05) the musician gave his side of the story in a statement, writing:
“My team and I fielded a number of calls from concerned fans and colleagues wanting to know if I was OK. I greatly appreciate the concern and support, but I am better than OK.” “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.”
Prior to the televised portion of the Grammy Awards, the now 48-year old artist won three awards during the pre-show, including Best Rap Album for Michael and Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Scientists & Engineers.’
In his statement, Render expressed his gratitude to Grammy voters for recognizing his music and revealed news about his son, stating:
“We are incredibly proud and are basking in this moment.” “I am also grateful that one of my prayers has been answered – the day after my Grammy win – I learned that my son, who has been on the list for a kidney for years, finally has a match. Obviously, we are elated.”
A father to four children with his wife Shana, Mike signed off by encouraging his fans to “keep listening to Michael and keep going after your dreams”.