Killer Mike Shares Kendrick Lamar Quote After Grammy Wins, Changes Title of 'Michael' to Celebrate Best Rap Album Victory (UPDATE)

The Atlanta rapper changed the title of 'Michael' on Spotify after the LP won Best Rap Album at Sunday's show.

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UPDATED Feb. 6, 10:07 a.m. ET: Killer Mike and his team has released a statement on his arrest for alleged misdemeanor, which you can read in full below.

“I first want to extend my appreciation to the Grammy’s Committee for recognizing me and my team for the work that went into Michael. 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."

"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 confidence that I will ultimately be cleared of all wrongdoing.

Until that time, keep listening to ‘Michael,’ and keep going after your dreams.”

His team added:

“We are grateful for the love and support Killer Mike has received. He worked incredibly hard on Michael, and his Grammy win was well-deserved. We hit a speed bump in that Mike was detained and charged with a misdemeanor after collecting his awards. On the way into the venue, there was considerable confusion around where to go. He encountered an over-zealous security guard and continued moving towards his destination. The situation has been overblown but we are confident that the facts of the case, when laid bare, will show that Mike did not commit the alleged offense and he will be exonerated.”

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Killer Mike dominated rap at Sunday's 2024 Grammys, winning in all three of the categories he was nominated in.

The Atlanta rapper won Best Rap Album for his sixth studio offering, Michael, as well as Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for one of the LP's standout tracks, "Scientists & Engineers."

Killer Mike celebrated his three Grammys by quoting a lyric from Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly track "Hood Politics," where the Compton rapper shouted him out for being one of rap's most respected lyricists.

“Critics wanna mention that they miss when Hip Hop was rappin’/Motherfucker if you did then Killer Mike would be platinum," Kendrick raps.

On Sunday night, Mike shared Kendrick's shout-out on Twitter. "He said it not me," he captioned the post.

Meanwhile, Mike also flexed his Best Rap Album win by updating the title of Michael on Spotify, which now reads "Rap Album of the Year" in parentheses.

Killer Mike changed the title of Michael on Spotify

— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) February 4, 2024
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During Sunday's show, Killer Mike was arrested and walked out of arena in handcuffs. The LAPD said on social media that Mike was taken into custody because of a "physical altercation that occurred at the 700 block of Chick Hearn Court."

"The suspect was placed under arrest and was transported to LAPD Central Division," police said in a statement Monday. 

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