Rapper Killer Mike taken away from Grammy Awards in handcuffs
Rapper Killer Mike was taken away from Sunday night's Grammy Awards in handcuffs by police after sweeping up three of the music industry's biggest prizes for rap music, witnesses said.
Los Angeles police offered no statement and two press officers on duty said they had no information.
Videos posted on social media showed police escorting Killer Mike, with his hands cuffed behind his back, through the concourse of Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood Reporter, citing an arena security official, reported Killer Mike was detained for an unspecified misdemeanour charge unrelated to the awards.
Earlier in the day, Killer Mike and collaborators won the Grammy for best rap song and best rap performance for Scientists & Engineers, and best rap album for Michael.
Born Michael Render, Killer Mike is known for social activism on issues such as racism and police brutality.
His agent and publicists did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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