You win some, you lose some. Controversial hip-hop star Scarface was a winner at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Oct. 9, but was a loser when cops picked him up at the ceremony and took him straight to the slammer!
It was a night of mixed emotions for rapper Scarface, 44, at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Oct. 9. He was honored at the ceremony, but he arrested soon after and thrown into jail for not paying child support! Whoops!
In what should have been a night of celebration for the Texas-born rapper, Scarface, whose real name is Brad Jordan, was presented with the I Am Hip-Hop Award at the ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia, but was soon whisked away by cops and taken into custody at the Fulton County Jail.
R&B and hip-hop blog FreddyO gave a detailed account of the incident. “After Scarface exited the stage heading back to the celebrity trailers there were 10 sheriffs waiting to arrest him,” the site reported. “Scarface was so concerned about accepting his award and not disappointing his fans he risked being arrested.”
They added that Snoop Dogg, who was hosting the event, saw the whole thing go down and wasn’t happy about it. “Snoop was back stage when Scarface was arrested and was upset that; the great moment ended on a sour note,” the blog continued.
We have to say, it seems a bit brazen of Scarface to ignore the law and leave state to collect an award. But maybe he didn’t know he wasn’t allowed and didn’t realize the consequences. However, for not paying child support, shame on him!
Scarface is best known for his hit singles “Smile,” “My Block” and “I Seen a Man Die” in a career that has spanned 12 solo albums. His first taste of fame, however, came with the Geto Boys in the 1980s with their hit song, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me.”
He is in good company in winning the I Am Hip-Hop Award, with past recipients including Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Ice Cube, Russell Simmons, KRS-One and Grandmaster Flash.
— Jon Boon