Flavor Flav Facing 12 Years In Jail
Flavor Flav could be facing 12 years of eating jack mack from the can, trips to the mess hall, being forced to constantly protect his neck, swapping cigarettes for stamps and using soap on a rope all courtesy of the bing!
Back in October Flavor Flav dumbed out and threatened his girlfriend/baby mama’s 17-year old son with a butcher knife back after throwing the boy’s mother to the floor!
Hopefully the punani was worth it!
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — A judge in Las Vegas says there’s enough evidence that Flavor Flav threatened his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son with a butcher knife for the entertainer to stand trial on two felony charges.
The clock-wearing 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star didn’t testify during an evidence hearing Wednesday, but the teen did.
The judge scheduled arraignment April 18 on felony charges of assault with a weapon and child endangerment.
The entertainer whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. is expected to plead not guilty.
He’s accused of pushing his girlfriend to the floor Oct. 17 and wielding knives while chasing and threatening the teen at their Las Vegas home.
Drayton could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
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William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician and television personality who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling “Yeah boy!” and “Flavor Flav!” during performances.
After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, he reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love.
Flav has seven children: Shaniq, Dazyna, Quanah, William, Jasmine, Kayla, and Karma. Three of his children were with Karen Ross, three were with Angie Parker; his current girlfriend Liz is the mother of his youngest, Karma.Currently Flavor Flav is living in Las Vegas, Nevada with his girlfriend, and her son Gibran. Flav is a cousin of Wu-affiliate ‘Timbo King’ and a distant cousin of the Wu’s RZA.
By the time he dropped out of school in the 11th grade, Flav had been in and out of jail for robbery and burglary.
In 1991, Flav pled guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Karen Ross and served 30 days in jail, lost custody of his children, and sank deeper into addiction.
In 1993, Flav was charged with attempted murder and imprisoned for 90 days for shooting at his neighbor. That same year, Flav was later charged with domestic violence, cocaine and marijuana charges; his family performed an intervention and he checked into the Betty Ford Center for an addiction to crack cocaine.
After Flav’s father died of diabetes in 1997, Flav decided to re-enter rehabilitation, this time at the Long Island Center for Recovery. At one point, he broke both arms in a motorcycle crash.
In 2002, Flav spent nine weeks in Rikers Island jail for driving with a suspended license, numerous parking tickets, and showing up late for appointments with his probation officer.
On May 2, 2011, Flav was arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants for various driving offenses.Police said the rapper had two outstanding arrest warrants for driving without a license, one for driving without insurance, and one related to a parking citation.Flav has since been released.
In June 2011, Flav told Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show that when his drug problem was at its worst, he would spend up to US$2,600 a day on crack cocaine.
On October 17, 2012, Flavor Flav was jailed in Las Vegas on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancee and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife.