Scarface was released from jail Friday (October 16) and has issued a statement regarding his arrest for unpaid child support.

“First and foremost I would like to thank my supporters for their concern during my recent arrest in Atlanta,” Scarface says in a statement to AllHipHop. “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.”

(The original post in this thread was published October 11, 2015. It is as follows.)

After accepting the “I Am Hip Hop Award” at the taping of the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Friday (October 9), Scarface was arrested, FreddyO reports.

“After Scarface exited the stage heading back to the celebrity trailers there were 10 sheriffs waiting to arrest him,” the site says. “Sources revealed that Scarface had a warrant and he was not suppose to leave the State of Texas. Scarface was so concerned about accepting his award and not disappointing his fans he risked being arrested.  Snoop [Dogg] was back stage when Scarface was arrested and was upset that the great moment ended on a sour note.  The incident resulted in the show being delayed.”

The awards ceremony took place in Atlanta and will be aired Tuesday (October 13).

Alive 11, an NBC affiliate in Atlanta, says that the Houston rapper was arrested for unpaid child support.

Today, he is still in police custody at Fulton County jail, according to TMZ.

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