Scarface was all smiles after BET honored him with the “I Am Legend” award, until the police showed up.

Last night the BET Hip Hop Awards filmed in Atlanta and apparently the rapper had a warrant for unpaid child support that restricted him to the state of Texas. Scarface ignored the court order and accepted the honor in person, risking his freedom. Police were waiting for him backstage and arrested him in front of his peers. Yikes.

Blogger Freddy O, who attended the ceremony, recounts what happened on his blog:

After Scarface exited the stage heading back to the celebrity trailers there were 10 sherriffs waiting to arrest him. 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 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.

We don’t know in detail about Scarface’s money issues, but we hope he pays up soon!

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