Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday (21st May) for possession and driving under the influence. This is the third time in less than 18 months the rapper and reality TV star has been in trouble with the law.
Flavor Flav has been arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. The 56-year-old rapper was reportedly apprehended by police in Las Vegas on Thursday (21st May). According to reports, he was initially pulled over for speeding but, when officers searched his vehicle, he was found with an opened bottle of alcohol and marijuana in his BMW.
Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday.
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This is just the latest in Flav's history of legal troubles.
Remember Flavor Flav? The former VH1 emcee and member of the hip hop collective Public Enemy, who had a resurgence in fame after joining the cast of the third season of VH1's The Surreal Life in 2004, was pulled over on Friday for speeding, but the situation escalated.
Flava Flav is a repeat offender when it comes to marijuana.
Flav, real name William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was found with marijuana, as well as an open container of alcohol, a Nevada state trooper told NBC.
Continue reading: Flava Flav Arrested For Marijuana Possession. Again.
Flavor Flav and Steve Aoki - DJ/Producer Steve Aoki receives the "Brenden Celebrity Star" at Brenden Theatres Inside Palms Resort Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015
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Former Public Enemy star Flavor Flav seems to be constantly battling legal troubles
Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav is no stranger to legal troubles and run ins with the law. Earlier this week he was sentenced to probation and further counselling after pleading guilty to lesser charges in a domestic violence case against him. To add to his legal woes he’s also facing another trial after being charged with felony speeding and driving without a license case. For the man who was born William Drayton these two incidents are just the latest in a career which has been marred by legal troubles.
Flavor Flav has just been sentanced to probation
Drayton’s legal troubles started long before he found fame with Public Enemy, the New York native who dropped out of school by the 11th grade was already finding himself in and out of jail for robbery and burglary at a young age. After forming Public Enemy with Chuck D, the group rose to fame with the release of 1988’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The group's success, however, only worsened Drayton’s growing drug addiction as he dabbled with crack and cocaine. In 1991 his drug abuse had escalated and he admits to using, “‘Quaaludes, angel dust, PCP, cocaine, crack, alcohol, weed,” during the period. He was then arrested that year for domestic violence against his then girlfriend Karen Ross, who was the mother of his three children. Drayton pleaded guilty to assault and served a 30 day jail term whilst also loosing custody of his children. The rapper would attempt to get clean from drugs in 1993 after a family intervention, but his stint at the Betty Ford clinic didn't work on that occasion. Four years later he attempted recovery again after the death of his father checking into the Long Island Center for Recovery.
Continue reading: Flavor Flav's Legal Troubles: A History
The plea deal means that Flav will be on probation for the foreseeable future.
Rapper/entertainer Flavor Flav has entered a plea deal in the domestic violence case against him. On Monday, Flavor Flav (real name William Drayton) pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and further counseling, according to the AP. The domestic violence case reportedly involved the teenage son of Drayton’s girlfriend.
Flav got off with probation and counceling.
The case has been going on for about a year now, with the teen having testified in a preliminary hearing that Drayton threatened to kill him, chased him to a bedroom and stabbed a knife through the door during the argument. The 55-year-old entertainer did admit to wielding a kitchen knife during an Oct. 17, 2012, argument at home in Las Vegas.
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The 55 year-old entertainer pleaded guilty to charges stemming from 2012, and has avoided facing felony charges that could have landed him considerable prison time.
Flavor Flav pleaded guilty to a battery case on Monday (April 14th).
The Public Enemy rapper wanted to take a plea deal to reduce the sentence over a charge stemming from October 2012 which occurred in Las Vegas.
Flav was accused of threatening and chasing his fiancé's son with a butcher's knife at their home.
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Flavor Flav's 2014 is not starting off in a good way. His mom passed away only a week ago, and now he is in big trouble after being pulled over for speeding with no driver's license.
Flavor Flav performing with Chuck D in London
Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was also allegedly found with a "small amount" of marijuana in the car, according to the Los Angeles Times. New York State Police said in a statement that Flav was going 79 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. Once they ran his information, they found that he had 16 suspension on his driver's license.
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Public Enemy star to defend himself against charges
Oh Flavor Flav, what have you (allegedly) done? See, we say allegedly, because he’s innocent until proven guilty. And he’ll be trying to prove that innocence in a court of law, a judge has determined.
William Jonathan Drayton Jr., (you and I know him as Flavor Flav of Public Enemy fame) didn't testify during a Wednesday evidence hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. The teenager in question (you and I know him as the ‘alleged stabee’) did, though, and pointed out the clock wearing rapper as the man who chased him to a bedroom and stabbed the knife through the door during an argument in October last year. This teenage guy is a 6-foot 3-inch, 200-pound high school football and basketball player, who can’t be named because he’s just a juvenile. Andress-Tobiasson judged, despite the rapper’s side arguing that he acted in self-defence (albeit very quietly), that the trial will go ahead on April 18th.
Flavor Flav with his Public Enemy crew
Continue reading: Flavor Flav Will Stand Charges Over Alleged Butcher's Knife Incident
Ahh… 2012... how fondly we will look back on it. The Olympics. The end of the Twilight Saga…um… loads of celebrities going utterly bonkers, losing the plot, mixing their drugs with their anxiety problems, mixing their drinks with their driving, finding God, denouncing their generous employers, driving over members of the public, telling lies, heading off to rehab… the bizarre behaviour of a huge number of celebrities has kept the therapists on speed dial and the gossip mags in overdrive this year.
We’ve selected the best / worst falls from grace this year, so you don’t have to trawl through the half-hearted meltdowns to get to the real grit of the trials of modern celebrity life.
Continue reading: Fallen From Grace: 2012's Ten Most Spectacular Celebrity Meltdowns
Singer Cee Lo Green has been accused of sexual battery against a woman in a restaurant in Los Angeles, TMZ reports.
Apparently, police have already been to a restaurant in down town LA to carry out questioning of the manager and his staff. The LAPD is keeping schtum about any of the details of the case, and by details we mean anything. The woman has remained unseen and unnamed, and what precisely Cee Lo is being accused of still remains unclear, let alone when or where the incident is said to have taken place.
Nevertheless, the Gnarls Barkley singer has stepped up to defend himself, saying that he has no idea what they're talking about. He said "Nothing ever happened [at the restaurant the claim reportedly alleges the assault too place at] or anywhere else." Plus, one source close to Cee Lo said , "I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody." Apparently, Cee Lo hasn't been to the restaurant forthat was briefly investigated yesterday, in over three months. But, of course, without knowing when the incident is said to have taken place, sadly we can't say that proved Cee Lo's innocence. He is currently working on the American talent show 'The Voice' as a mentor. Edward Furlong and Flavor Flav have also been accused of assault this week.
Public Enemy Performing At The Freeze Festival in London
Public Enemy brought the house down at the Freeze Festival in London, as they closed the event on Saturday (October 27, 2012) with a greatest hits set that saw the rap troupe take in songs like 'Don't Believe The Hype', 'Timebomb' and 'Bring The Noise'. Flavor Fav hasn't had the best of months, having been arrested for domestic battery assault after an incident with his girlfriend, but outwardly at least he seemed to be in good spirits as he hooked up with Chuck D to ensure the UK crowd didn't go home disappointed.
Date of birth
16th March, 1959