If the hypeman of a seminal hip-hop group offers you a ride — pass.
Flavor Flav (born William Jonathan Drayton Jr.) was arrested over the weekend in Las Vegas and released after being stopped in his car for a traffic violation.
According to TMZ, Las Vegas police pulled over the rapper/ reality star at 10:57 p.m. on Friday night. After the Sin City cops ran Flav’s name through their system, they discovered he had four outstanding warrants. MTV News confirmed that all of Flav’s warrants originated in the Las Vegas area. The outstanding warrants were for parking violations, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
Flav isn’t the only rapper to get in trouble with authorities over unpaid parking tickets in recent weeks. Dipset capo Jim Jones was in New York Criminal County Court last week because of his previous arrest for driving with a suspended license.
As for Flav, besides trouble with authorities, one of his business ventures has also hit a snag. Flavor Flav’s Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa, closed its doors after being open for only four months.
Nick Cimino, Flav’s partner in the restaurant, has called the rapper a fraud, saying the “Flavor of Love” reality star didn’t contribute much to the business. On the other side, Flav cited shoddy business practices and workers not getting paid as some of the reasons why he chose to withdraw support from the Iowa chicken joint. “I had a licensing agreement with Nick Cimino, and that’s all we had,” Flav told TMZ. “It was his business to run from there and the business was not run right.”
Flav is set to open a new restaurant called Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor this month, ironically, at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in … Las Vegas.