Bad Flavor

Rap star FlavorFlav of the group Public Enemy was arrested last week on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery after his fiancée reported the pair had a fight, Las Vegas police said.

By (Reuters)

Published: Sat 20 Oct 2012, 8:01 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:20 PM

The 53-year-old rap star, whose given name is William Drayton Jr, also threatened the woman’s teenage son with a knife, police said in a statement.

Police received a call before dawn from a residence in Las Vegas regarding the incident, police said.

“The caller advised she had been involved in a physical altercation with her fiance, who was identified as William Drayton,” the police statement said.

Flavor Flav, who was arrested and charged with battery domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, was held on bail of $23,000, according to an online database for Clark County.

The rapper is best known for his work with the politically oriented group Public Enemy, which rose to fame in the 1980s with albums such as Yo! Bum Rush the Show and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

The rap star faces a maximum six years in prison if convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and the possibility of six months in jail if found guilty of battery domestic violence, said a source.

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