Mere minutes after being honored with the lifetime achievement “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Friday, Houston rap veteran Scarface was arrested due to an outstanding warrant for unpaid child support, TMZ reports. As of Sunday morning, he was still being held at Fulton County Jail. Scarface released Deeply Rooted, his first new album since 2008, last month.
UPDATE: Billboard reports that Scarface was released last Friday, and the rapper has just issued a statement regarding the arrest:
First and foremost, I would like to thank my supporters for their concern during my recent arrest in Atlanta. While we have resolved the issue I would like to correct some misinformation. The amount reported that was owed is inaccurate, and I had no knowledge about there being an arrest order for me as I have traveled to Atlanta many times; with the latest trip being in September to perform at the One Music Festival. Due to the nature of the case (having a minor child involved), I will make no further comment at this time.