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Flavor Flav

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. Drayton grew up in Freeport, New York. Flav began playing the piano at age five; and is self-taught. A musical prodigy, he sang in the youth choir at his church and mastered the piano, drums, and guitar at an early age. He eventually became proficient in 15 instruments. He set a house on fire as a small child while playing with a lighter; by the time he dropped out of school in the 11th grade, he had been in and out of jail for robbery and burglary. Flav graduated from culinary school in 1978, and has cooked in several restaurants. He attended Adelphi University on Long Island where he met Carlton Ridenhour, who would become known as Chuck D. Flavor Flav took his stage

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Flavor Flav -- Accused Of Double-Knife Rampage Before Arrest

Flavor Flav
Accused Of Double-Knife Rampage Before Arrest

Flavor Flav violently threw his fiancee to the ground last night, ripped out her earring, then chased her teenage son around the house while clutching TWO KNIVES -- this according to the police… READ MORE >

Flavor Flav Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon

Flavor Flav
Arrested for Assault With a Deadly Weapon

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… READ MORE >

- 550 days ago
Flavor Flav to Miley Cyrus -- Nice to Meet You ... GWEN STEFANI

Flavor Flav to Miley Cyrus
Nice to Meet You ... Gwen Stefani

And this week's painfully cringeworthy award goes to ... FLAVOR FLAV ... who met Miley Cyrus backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and was convinced she was GWEN STEFANI.… READ MORE >

- 573 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Tax Lien Makes Him a Public Enemy

Flavor Flav
Does He Have a Tax Lien? Yeah, Boyyyy!

Flavor Flav's rise to reality fame is gonna cost him ... big time -- at least according to the federal government, which claims the rapper owes nearly a MILLION bucks in back taxes from… READ MORE >

- 617 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Hijacks an Airplane ... Loud Speaker

Flavor Flav
Hijacks an Airplane ... Loud Speaker

Where can I get some fried chicken ... is NOT what people usually think about during landing, but that didn't stop Flavor Flav from jumping on an airplane's loud speaker to promote his chicken… READ MORE >

- 644 days ago
Flavor Flav -- I Will NEVER Stop Blowing Things Up

Flavor Flav
I Will NEVER Stop Blowing Things Up

Flavor Flav has a dilemma -- he loves fireworks, he hates jail, but he REALLY wants to throw another insane 4th of July party next year ... despite the warning he got from police. Flav dodged a… READ MORE >

- 652 days ago
Flavor Flav Ignites Mega-Explosion ... Cops Rush In

Flavor Flav
Ignites Mega-Explosion ... Cops Rush In

It looked like a post-apocalyptic WAR ZONE when cops arrived to Flavor Flav's home on the 4th of July ... with smoke, loud explosions, and a charged up mob ... and the whole thing was caught on… READ MORE >

- 653 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Pays Child Support, Avoids Prison

Flavor Flav
Pays Child Support, Avoids Prison

Flav just released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "No matter what's in the media, I am a good father to all 7 of my children. I'll never let my family do without!"He adds, "I do the best that I… READ MORE >

- 670 days ago
Flavor Flav Facing Prison for Not Paying Child Support

Flavor Flav
Facing Prison for Not Paying Child Support

List of things Flavor Flav apparently thinks are a joke -- 911 and child support. The legendary Public Enemy rapper is behind on his child support payments to his baby mama in Albany, NY… READ MORE >

- 695 days ago
Flavor Flav -- My Daughter Didn't Beat Me Up!!

Flavor Flav
My Daughter Didn't Beat Me Up!!

Flavor Flav says his daughter is getting a bad rap after her arrest this weekend ...claiming she didn't lay a hand on him and the whole thing was just a family dispute that got out of hand. Flav… READ MORE >

- 810 days ago

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