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Rapper Scarface Arrested After BET Hip-Hop Awards: Report

Geto Boys legend Brad "Scarface" Jordan
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Geto Boys legend Brad "Scarface" Jordan speaks at "Diary of a Madman" book launch at PowerHouse Arena on April 22, 2015 in New York City. 

Veteran rapper Scarface, who received the "I Am Hip Hop" award at the 10th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Friday (Oct. 9), was reportedly arrested minutes after the event.

Scarface was placed in cuffs by authorities over an outstanding warrant for unpaid child support, according to TMZ. He was reportedly taken to Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail and was still there as of Sunday morning.

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The rapper hadn’t commented about the arrest on social media as of publication.

As previously reported, Houston-based Scarface was honored by such hip-hops peers as Ludacris and Rick Ross at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Luda called him one of "hip-hop's best storytellers" and Ross said he “helped build a culture.”

With 12 albums under his belt, Scarface is known for songs such as "Smile," “My Block" and "I Seen a Man Die." He’s collaborated with everyone from 2Pac to Jay Z.


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