Rapper Scarface Releases Statement On Recent Arrest

Entertainment | 10/20/2015 | 01:30 PM EDT

Hip-hop legend takes the time to correct some misinformation

Scarface is addressing his arrest at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, in which he was cuffed and taken into custody just moments after receiving the I Am Hip Hop award.

 

The 44-year-old rapper has released a statement to point out the inaccuracies in various media reports pertaining to his arrest for unpaid child support. Scarface claims the total reported-- more than $482,000-- is false and says he was unaware he was a wanted man.

 

He wrote: 

 

"First and foremost, I would like to thank my supporters for their concern during my recent arrest in Atlanta. 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."

 

Scarface was released last Friday from Fulton County jail.

 

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks)

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