The music veteran, real name Brad Jordan, was saluted with the I Am Hip-Hop Icon prize at the Atlanta, Georgia celebration, where Ludacris presented him with the accolade and feted him as one of "hip-hop's best storytellers".

However, shortly after walking offstage at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, Scarface was ambushed by police and taken into custody for unpaid child support. Reports suggest cops had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and he was booked at Fulton County Jail, where he remained behind bars on Sunday morning (11Oct15), reports

Drake, who was not in attendance at the ceremony, led the 2015 nominations with 12 nods, but the winners will not be revealed until the show airs on America's BET network on Tuesday (15).

Snoop Dogg served as host of the prizegiving for the third consecutive year, while performers included Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Lil' Kim, Travis Scott, T.I. and Young Dro.