Flavor Fav was arrested on Long Island today for marijuana possession after he was caught speeding on the Meadowbrook Parkway.
Flavor Fav was arrested on Long Island today for marijuana possession after he was caught speeding on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

The rapper known as Flavor Flav was arrested for more than a dozen license suspensions and was found with a small amount of marijuana after police caught him speeding on the Meadowbrook State Parkway Thursday morning on the same day of his mother’s funeral, police said.

Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly clocked going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, New York State police said.

The 54-year-old Roosevelt native was also driving with 16 suspensions on his license, police said.

Flavor Flav, a member of recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Public Enemy, was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, but was released on an appearance ticket so he could attend his mother’s funeral.

The artist also rose to popularity in the last decade through a series of reality television shows, most notably, Flavor of Love.

Flavor Flav, who now lives in Las Vegas, announced the death of his mother through Twitter on New Year’s Eve:

 

 

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