Killer Mike will not be facing criminal charges following his arrest after an incident with a security guard at the Grammy Awards in February.

TMZ shared yesterday (June 26) that prosecutors in the Los Angeles city attorney’s office won’t be filing charges against the Run the Jewels rapper, real name Michael Render, and was told that he’d successfully completed his city attorney hearing and agreed to undertake community service with a non-profit organisation of his choice.

However, the office could reopen the case if Render gets into further trouble over the next year, the outlet reported.

After winning three Grammys, for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Album, Render was taken away in handcuffs following the ceremony on February 4.


The L.A. police department said that he’d been taken into custody in relation to a physical event inside the Arena, and he was booked for misdemeanour battery as a result of the incident with the security guard.

Killer Mike won three Grammys before his arrest. CREDIT: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

After his arrest, Render told Pitchfork in a statement: “I do want to note that last night, 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 [sic] confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing.”

Killer Mike has got a whole load of tour dates coming up throughout the summer and autumn, both in North America and Europe. He’s playing Lollapalooza on August 3, before a UK and Europe tour beginning in Dublin on August 22 and taking in dates in Glasgow, London and Manchester. You can find tickets here.

He’s also on the line-up of Massive Attack’s huge homecoming show in Bristol on August 25, a climate action accelerator event that’s said to be the lowest carbon show of its size ever staged.

Killer Mike’s 2024 UK and Europe tour dates are:


22 – Dublin – National Stadium
23 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow
25 – Bristol – Clifton Downs (supporting Massive Attack)
26 – London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
27 – Manchester – Albert Hall
29 – Paris – Bataclan
30 – Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria