Scarface Arrested at BET Hip Hop Awards [Details]
Rucuss staffOctober 11, 2015
Scarface received a big honor in the rap community over the weekend.
But he wasn’t able to enjoy the moment. Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, was arrested shortly after accepting the “I Am Hip-Hop” career achievement award at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday. The awards were taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center before it airs on Tuesday.
Scarface was booked into an Atlanta jail Saturday on child support contempt charges. Right before his arrest, the former Ghetto Boy was presented the award by Ludacris, Rick Ross and others.
This isn’t Scarface’s first time dealing with a child support issue. Back in 2010, Face was arrested for unpaid child support. He served 10 months in jail after a judge ruled that he owed $123,000. He later claimed the charges were a money ploy by his child’s mother, Melissa Lollis, who was only seeking support for their child because required payment is no longer valid by law. Scarface’s son, Brandon Jordan, is 24 years old.
“It was an experience that I like to touch on and not dwell on,” Scarface said in 2012. “It was a learning experience, and my advice to any father out there is that if you send anything, you send it through the courts. That’s the best way to do, because at the end of the day, you not gonna get no credit for it.”
Scarface recently released his 12th studio album Deeply Rooted. He also released his biography, Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap which chronicles his rise to fame and the drama that came along with it.
Photos via Thisis50.com and ABC7 News
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