Scarface Arrested After Receiving BET “I Am Hip Hop Award”
The Houston rapper is reportedly still in jail.
After accepting the “I Am Hip Hop Award” at the taping of the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Friday (October 9), Scarface was arrested, FreddyO reports.
“After Scarface exited the stage heading back to the celebrity trailers there were 10 sheriffs waiting to arrest him,” the site says. “Sources revealed that Scarface had a warrant and he was not suppose to leave the State of Texas. Scarface was so concerned about accepting his award and not disappointing his fans he risked being arrested. Snoop [Dogg] was back stage when Scarface was arrested and was upset that the great moment ended on a sour note. The incident resulted in the show being delayed.”
The awards ceremony took place in Atlanta and will be aired Tuesday (October 13).
Alive 11, an NBC affiliate in Atlanta, says that the Houston rapper was arrested for unpaid child support.
Today, he is still in police custody at Fulton County jail, according to TMZ.