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Flavor Flav

Arrested for Assault

With a Deadly Weapon

10/17/2012 9:32 AM PDT UPDATED: 10/17/2012 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Flavor Flav was arrested early this morning in Vegas after allegedly threatening a teenager in his house with a deadly weapon, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the teenager is the son of Flav's fiancee -- and the rapper had allegedly gotten into a heated verbal argument with both the teenager and his mom before it turned violent.

According to police, Flav -- real name William Drayton Jr. -- is accused of getting physical with his fiancee and then threatening her son with a knife. During the altercation, the fiancee called 911.

Flav was arrested around 3am and booked on two charges -- felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence (battery).

He's currently being held on $23,000 bail.

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11:27 AM PT -- Flav just bailed out.

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106.

kay    

please young mothers STOP putting your children in contact with the person you are dateding until you no him so well THAT YOU NO WHAT MAKES SNEEZ COUGH mad laugh till you no him your kids should not be involved with them NO WILL LOVE YOUR BABY LIKE YOU AND FOR GOD SAKES DON T LET THEM BABY SIT YOUR BABY WILL NOT TELL YOU IF THERES A PROBLEM JUST PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU EXPOSE THEM PLEASE

702 days ago
107.

Soamazing    

What was the kid doing up at 3am?? The Mom needs to get it together.

702 days ago
108.

Kirra    

Disgusting!! He looks like he smells like a bag of ass.

702 days ago
109.

Encouraged    

What makes this guy a star? He's ugly, can barely talk, seems like he's always high, and can't sing. I thought he died already.

702 days ago
110.

bigcasino    

HE SO DREAMYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

702 days ago
111.

myopinion    

He has had problems with thiswoman in the past! GIVE IT UP FLAV she is NOT the one...too many problems.

702 days ago
112.

awesomewave    

Did he turn around and knock someone out with his clock?

702 days ago
113.

tellmeaboutit     

He's still nasty after all these years. What in the world would be his "fiance"?? Shudder.

702 days ago
114.

Kenneth    

Is he back on crack again? Why was he up at that time of nite fighting his family.Look at his mugshot,has he relapsed

702 days ago
115.

bart    

What a thug. His this woman still going to marry this guy.

702 days ago
116.

Tony Mack    

You sure that's the chick you wanted to marry, Flav?

702 days ago
117.

Joao    

Flava Flav ani't noth'n but a crazy ass ghetto rat... and that's all he'll ever be. If he was ever convicted for all that he's done, his ass would be in the penitentiary for life and he knows I'm telling the truth but he keeps dodging the bullet because he started acting like a clown, being a discredit to his race... and they, like idiots bought into it and those white folks in Hollywood were able to perpetuate the corrupt image of the black man who they've feared would one day raise and revolt against him in retaliation for the revolting act enacted against the enslaved Africans. But rest assured, Hollywood white folks you have nothing the fear.
I present to you "'Exhibit A", Mr. William Drayton Jr. aka Flava Flav. Does that look like anything that will ever raise and become a threat to you and yet he represents the devolution of his race... because they, his race, don't get how you've used him.
So put this piece of crap in prison where he belongs and move on.

702 days ago
118.

chris    

could someone plz take charge and make sure this piece of crap winds up in jail and not out to coerce his girlfriend into dropping the charges!! these guys all think they are above the law and it is disgusting!

702 days ago
119.

heywood    

he continues to prove that he is a talentless low life piece of sh i t. Its really that simple.

702 days ago
120.

BB not bb    

Flavor Flav is a little Pygmie. The teenage is probably bigger than he is and threatened him for fighting with his mom. People are quick to call the police on others, now this guy can get locked away for years.


Flav is a little sleazy and rough, but is a murderer? I never thought so. He was taken advantage of the blonde model on VH1, but no one said anything. Then he had a couple more shows about his love life. I guess it finally all imploded.

702 days ago
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