Flavor Flav Arrested for Domestic Battery
Flavor Flav has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for domestic battery.
A rep for the Henderson Police Department confirmed to XXL on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that the veteran rapper, born William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge in Henderson, Nev. earlier this month, on the evening of Oct. 4.
The city's police department responded to a call of a domestic disturbance around 11:40 p.m. PST and upon their arrival, law enforcement took the Public Enemy cofounder into custody. He was taken to the Henderson Detention Center where he was booked.
Flav doesn't appear to still be in police custody.
According to TMZ's report this morning, Flavor Flav has been accused of allegedly poking his finger on the victim's nose, grabbing her, throwing her down and taking a phone out of her hand.
The massive clock-wearing rhymer was officially charged with one count of domestic battery, a misdemeanor violation.
Flavor Flav's attorney, David Chesnoff, told the outlet that "in alleged domestic violence cases, there are often two sides to the story and we will explain our side in the courtroom and not in the media."
The gossip outlet also reports that according to Flav's manager, today marks one year of sobriety for the New York City native.
On a more positive note, Flav and his look-alike Boosie BadAzz provided laughs to many earlier this year when they both jokingly lamented about people saying they favor each other.
"I was just in the fucking airport, lady come talking ’bout, 'Flavor Flav!' I don't look like no damn Flavor Flav," Boosie said on his IG Story back in April. "I look like Boosie."
He added: "That's why I don't where these damn red glasses. Fuck. Got me fucked up early this morning. Too early for this shit. 'Flavor Flav!' I kept fucking walking. Flav, you can't fuck with me, man. Talking ’bout I look like Flavor Flav."
Flav fired back from the Las Vegas strip days later: "Ayo. Check one, two. This is Flavor Flav on Las Vegas Boulevard. Live, baby. Ayo, this shit is getting out of fucking hand right now, man, you know what I'm saying? Muthafuckas is coming up to me, calling me Lil Boosie on purpose. 'Hey Lil Boosie, how you doing? Oh, Flavor Flav.' I don't look like no Lil muthafuckin' Boosie. Aight?"
Months later, in July, the two men united for Flav's The Flavor Flav Show podcast.
XXL has reached out to the Henderson Police Department, the Henderson City Attorney and Flavor Flav's lawyer for a comment.