Rapper Scarface arrested while in Atlanta for BET Awards

Rapper Scarface arrested while in Atlanta for BET Awards

The rapper known as Scarface received a prestigious honor Friday at Atlanta’s BET Hip Hop Awards — and then got arrested on child support-related charges.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan confirmed Sunday that the rapper, whose given name is Brad Terrance Jordan, was arrested Friday on child support-contempt charges. Flanagan did not know what jurisdiction took out the original warrants or where the arrest occurred, saying only that deputies “had an arrest order” for Jordan and took him into custody without incident.

Jordan remained at the Fulton County jail Sunday afternoon. Online records listed his bond — which, in child support cases, generally coincides with the amount owed — as $482,190.50.

Jordan, a Houston-based rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s as part of the group Geto Boys, was in Atlanta to receive the “I Am Hip Hop” recognition at the BET Hip Hop Awards, which were taped Friday at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center..

According to The Associated Press, he accepted the lifetime achievement award with a succinct speech.

“I’m not [expletive] without y’all,” he said before walking off the stage.

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