Killer Mike will not face charges after Grammys arrest

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Killer Mike will not face charges over an alleged assault at the Grammys in February, officials announced on Monday.

The US rapper, whose real name is Michael Render, was arrested and booked with misdemeanour battery after an altercation with a security guard at the ceremony at the Arena in Los Angeles.

Shortly before his arrest he had won three awards at the ceremony, for best rap song, best rap album and best rap performance.

“There was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter,” Render said after his arrest. “We experienced an overzealous security guard.”

On Monday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said it will not file charges against Render, saying that he “successfully completed the 0ffice’s hearing process, including a community service requirement that was imposed”.

Render has released a new song, Humble Me, that features a verse about his arrest. “I was sitting there in a room full of cops, like Daniel was sitting with the lions / I had to quiet my mind, I prayed and I prayed and I prayed / The liars were lying their lies, I kept on just keeping my faith,” Render raps.

On Sunday evening, Render was awarded album of the year at the BET awards in Los Angeles, for his Grammy-winning album, Michael.


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