Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav Quick Links

News Pictures Video Comments Quotes RSS

Public Enemy , Flavor Flav - Public Enemy performing at Manchester's Etihad Stadium at Manchester Etihad Stadium - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th June 2016

Public Enemy and Flavor Flav
Public Enemy and Chuck D
Public Enemy
Public Enemy
Public Enemy
Public Enemy

Flavor Flav Arrested On Suspicion Of Marijuana Possession & DUI


Flavor Flav Public Enemy

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 FlavFlavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Read More: Flavor Flav Gets Off With Probation In Domestic Violence Plea Deal.

Continue reading: Flavor Flav Arrested On Suspicion Of Marijuana Possession & DUI

Flava Flav Arrested For Marijuana Possession. Again.


Flavor Flav

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.

Flavor Flav
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

Flavor Flav and Steve Aoki
Flavor Flav and Steve Aoki
Flavor Flav, Steve Aoki and Joe Jackson
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav, Steve Aoki and Coolio

Flavor Flav - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards which were held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 20th November 2014

Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the Soul Train Awards 2014 which were held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 7th November 2014

Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav and Public Enemy - Flavor Flav and Public Enemy perform live at the O2 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th July 2014

Flavor Flav and Public Enemy
Flavor Flav and Public Enemy
Flavor Flav and Public Enemy
Flavor Flav and Public Enemy
Flavor Flav and Public Enemy
Flavor Flav and Public Enemy

Flavor Flav's Legal Troubles: A History


Flavor Flav

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 FlavFlavor 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

Flavor Flav Gets Off With Probation In Domestic Violence Plea Deal


Flavor Flav

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.

Flavor Flav
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.

Continue reading: Flavor Flav Gets Off With Probation In Domestic Violence Plea Deal

Flavor Flav Arrested For Driving With 16 License Suspensions


Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav is back in trouble after being pulled over for speeding in New York on Thursday morning (January 9). Police said the rapper was speeding, but they also found he had a suspended license.

Public EnemyFlavor 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.

Continue reading: Flavor Flav Arrested For Driving With 16 License Suspensions

Fallen From Grace: 2012's Ten Most Spectacular Celebrity Meltdowns


Amanda Bynes Demi Moore Lindsay Lohan Billie Joe Armstrong Angus T. Jones Katt Williams Flavor Flav Michael Madsen Edward Furlong Nick Stahl

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.

Nick Stahl

Continue reading: Fallen From Grace: 2012's Ten Most Spectacular Celebrity Meltdowns

Cee Lo Green In Sexual Battery Case


Cee-Lo Green Edward Furlong Flavor Flav

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.

Police Report: Flavor Flav Ripped Out Fiancee's Earring


Flavor Flav Public Enemy

More details have emerged regarding Flavor Flav’s arrest for domestic assault earlier this week.

A report from TMZ reveals that the Public Enemy rapper “violently threw his fiancee to the ground” and “ripped out her earring.” Not only that, he then decided to threaten her 17 year-old son with a knife, after he reportedly stepped into the fray to protect his mother.

TMZ have obtained the Las Vegas police report, which states that an argument between the hip-hop star and his fiancee flared up when she accused him of cheating on her. The disagreement quickly turned violent and Flavor Flav – real name William Jonathan Drayton Jr - reportedly grabbed his partner and threw her twice to the ground. The report continues that he then grabbed not just one but two knives and proceeded to chase her son round the house, kicking down a locked door to get to him. He then threatened to kill the teenager.

Continue reading: Police Report: Flavor Flav Ripped Out Fiancee's Earring

Timber! How The Mighty Fall: This Week, Flavor Flav


Flavor Flav

The recent news of Flavor Flav's arrest for domestic battery assault marks another low in a career that's been sinking quicker than his posture after wearing that ridiculous clock for the last 30 years. What happened Flav? From hit singles and sell-out tours, to failed fast food eateries and a violent temper, there really has been a poison going on in his life of late. So where did it go right? And where has it since gone wrong? We chart the rise and fall, of Favor Flav.

1987: Public Enemy's debut LPAfter attracting the attention of Def Jam Records and Rick Rubin in 1986 with their single 'Public Enemy #1', Public Enemy released debut LP 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show' in 1987, going on to Gold in the US and attracting critical acclaim from an audience who wanted harsher, more confrontational lyrical content than what was being delivered by the likes of Run DMC and the Beastie Boys.

1988-1991: The Platinum Years 'Yo! Bum Rush The Show' turned critics heads, but it was the next three albums by the group that really made them mainstream stars. 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back', 'Fear Of A Black Planet' and 'Apocalypse 91 . The Empire Strikes Back' all went platinum in the US, with the latter two making the US Billboard top 10.

Continue reading: Timber! How The Mighty Fall: This Week, Flavor Flav

Public Enemy, Indeed: Flavor Flav Jailed For Domestic Battery, Assault


Flavor Flav Public Enemy

Flavor Flav has been arrested and jailed in Las Vegas on a charge of misdemeanour domestic battery and felony assault. According to Reuters, the 53 year-old Public Enemy rapper was arguing with his wife and threatened to kill her son with a knife. Police officer Bill Cassell told Associated Press that nobody had actually been hurt in the scuffle.

The incident occurred at 3:30am yesterday (October 17, 2012) at a home southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. Flavor Flav – real name William J. Drayton Jr. is being held on $23,000 bail at Clark. A court appearance is scheduled for today. This, of course, is not the first time that Mr. Flav has found himself on the wrong side of the law and it’s not the first time that he’s found himself behind bars, either. Back in 1991, he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend of the time, serving 30 days for the crime. Two years later, he shot at one of his neighbour and was charged with attempted murder, finding himself locked up for 90 days. After a spell of driving offences and failure to comply with probationary offences, he then spent nine weeks on Rikers Island.

All this comes amidst a long-ranging history of substance abuse problems. In fact, there has hardly been a period of time when Flavor Flav hasn’t been in some kind of trouble with the law. The substance issues may now be under control but it doesn’t seem that the veteran rapper has what it takes to stay on the straight and narrow.


Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav Quick Links

News Pictures Video Comments Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Flavor Flav

Date of birth

16th March, 1959

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.70






Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.