1. Flavor Flav Loses Plea Deal in NY Traffic Case After Firing 2nd Lawyer

    July 28, 2015 3:41 PM EDT Flavor Flav has fired his second lawyer in his New York traffic case and his plea deal is kaput. The rapper and reality TV star said Tuesday (July 28) in a Mineola courtroom that he doesn't deserve a felony charge. There had been talk of a plea deal, but the judge and prosecutor said it&…

  2. Flavor Flav Charged With DUI Following Las Vegas Arrest

    July 22, 2015 4:19 PM EDT Flavor Flav has been charged with DUI and other counts after being arrested in May near the Las Vegas airport . Clark County prosecutors charged the reality television star on July 16 with driving under the influence involving cocaine, speeding and having an open container of alcohol. Flavor…

  3. Flavor Flav's Las Vegas Arrest Complicates New York Case

    June 23, 2015 3:24 PM EDT What happened in Vegas apparently is not staying in Vegas. Entertainer Flavor Flav 's arrest last month in Nevada on allegations he was speeding and driving under the influence has delayed an expected settlement in a New York case on similar charges. "I'm just a little…

  4. Flavor Flav Fireworks Case Fizzles in Las Vegas

    June 15, 2015 7:37 PM EDT An illegal fireworks case against Flavor Flav has fizzled, and he won't be prosecuted for a Fourth of July bash he held last year. But the former rapper and reality TV star still faces misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding, marijuana and open container charges stemming from…

  5. Flavor Flav Arrested in Las Vegas on DUI & Drug Charges

    May 21, 2015 6:06 PM EDT Authorities in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav has been arrested on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving. Flavor Flav Indicted on Driving Charges in…

  6. Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty to Speeding Charges

    January 21, 2015 5:42 PM EST Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Wednesday (Jan. 21) to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother's funeral. "I don't like the circumstances, but I like the attention," he said while surrounded…

  7. Flavor Flav Indicted on Driving Charges in NYC

    January 13, 2015 3:20 PM EST Flavor Flav is due in a Long Island courtroom later this month after being indicted on charges stemming from a traffic stop while driving to his mother's funeral . Court documents show the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was indicted last month on a felony charge of driving…

  8. Flavor Flav Battery Case Closed in Las Vegas

    August 18, 2014 8:26 PM EDT A Nevada judge has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required domestic violence counseling course. The entertainer, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., wasn't in court Monday (Aug. 18)…

  9. Flavor Flav Cited By Police Over Fireworks Show

    July 06, 2014 10:42 PM EDT Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home. Stars Celebrate the Fourth of July 2014: Photos The reality TV star has been accused of setting off thousands of dollars' worth of illegal fireworks at his holiday party since…

  10. Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty to Speeding Charge

    January 28, 2014 7:29 PM EST Rapper was stopped earlier this month while traveling to his mother's funeral Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop earlier this month as he raced to his mother's funeral in suburban New York. State police said the rapper and reality TV star,…

  11. Flavor Flav Arrested in New York; Released to Attend Mom's Funeral

    January 09, 2014 5:13 PM EST New York State troopers arrested Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on Long Island Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license, but released the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member so he could attend his mother's funeral. According to a statement from the New York State Police,…

  12. Flavor Flav's Las Vegas Felony Trial Set for September

    May 08, 2013 4:33 AM EDT A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for Public Enemy's Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife. A court spokeswoman says the case is set for Sept. 30 in Clark County District Court for the…

  13. Flavor Flav Jailed For Felony Charges

    October 17, 2012 2:10 PM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav is jailed on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancee and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife. Officer Bill Cassell says no one was injured before the arrest around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a…

  14. Heavy D Funeral Attracts Family, Stars, a Letter From Obama

    November 18, 2011 3:15 PM EST Hip-hop star Heavy D was remembered through laughter and tears at a funeral service Friday in his home town of Mount Vernon, N.Y. that included anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. Slideshow:…

  15. Portishead, Jeff Mangum, Public Enemy Highlight ATP Music Fest

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The fourth edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual East Coast music festival was one big greeting from Asbury Park. After three years of setting up shop on the charmingly dilapidated grounds of Kutsher's Country Club in New York's Castskills area, ATP's 2011 "I…

  16. Billboard Bits: Charlie Sheen Gathering with the Juggalos, SuperHeavy Gets Release Date

    July 07, 2011 7:28 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos The festival curated by Detroit's hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival. Among…

  17. Electric Daisy Carnival: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    June 27, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Now in its 15th year, west coast dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival has been the subject of raised eyebrows in the public and in the industry for its enormous popularity and boundary-pushing events. In a recent move from the Los Angeles Coliseum to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…

  18. Billboard Bits: Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha, How Alice Cooper Almost Killed Elvis

    June 08, 2011 7:02 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zach Galifianakis Disses Ke$ha In the latest Rolling Stone cover story, Zach Galifianakis discusses, in addition to his apparent reluctance to fame, his run-ins with and negative feelings toward Kesha. "I saw…

  19. POTW: Beyonce, Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Flavor Flav

    May 06, 2011 5:59 PM EDT B eyoncé shows us how to 'move,' Steven Tyler steals hearts, Gwen Stefani takes a stroll with the kiddies, Katy Perry purrs, Flavor Flav gets locked up, and Cyndi Lauper feeds a pup. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK POTW…

  20. Flavor Flav Arrested in Las Vegas

    May 02, 2011 3:50 PM EDT Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday night (Apr. 29) for charges stemming from four separate automobile violations, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has confirmed to Billboard.com. Flav (real name: William Drayton Jr.) was pulled over for a routine…

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