Killer Mike is taken away in handcuffs from Grammys after winning three awards: LAPD have not said why activist and rap star was taken into custody

  • Killer Mike, star of rap trio Run The Jewels, was taken away from the Grammys in handcuffs by LAPD
  • The 48-year-old rapper won three awards: Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for ‘Scientists & Engineers’, and Best Rap Album for Michael
  • LAPD did not say why he was arrested, but The Hollywood Reporter said it was for a misdemeanor and not connected to Sunday night’s ceremony

Killer Mike was taken away from the Grammys in handcuffs after winning three awards.

The 48-year-old rapper, star of Run The Jewels, won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for ‘Scientists & Engineers’ and Best Rap Album for Michael.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) did not say why he was arrested, but The Hollywood Reporter said it was for a misdemeanor and unrelated to the awards.

Killer Mike is seen handcuffed and taken away by the LAPD

Killer Mike is seen handcuffed and taken away by the LAPD

The rapper is seen being taken away by LAPD on Sunday night

The rapper is seen being taken away by LAPD on Sunday night

The 48-year-old rapper, star of Run The Jewels, is pictured with his three Grammys on Sunday night, moments before he was arrested.

The 48-year-old rapper, star of Run The Jewels, is pictured with his three Grammys on Sunday night, moments before he was arrested.

As the rapper, born Michael Santiago Render, was taken away, someone shouted: ‘Free Mike!’

Killer Mike is known for his political activism. He has been a vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders, and has endorsed Democratic senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for his home state of Georgia.