Flavor Flav Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

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Flavor Flav was arrested early this morning in Vegas after allegedly assaulting someone in his house with a deadly weapon, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Flav — real name William Drayton Jr. — allegedly got into a heated verbal argument with a teenager in his house, as well as his fiancee. His fiancee then called 911.

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Eminem Wins Six Billboard Music Awards

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As Billboard magazine honors music’s top selling acts Sunday night, an absent Eminem ties Justin Bieber for the top honors.

Unless you’re counting host Ken Jeong’s decision to dress as Flavor Flav and then crawl under Nas’ legs, Eminem offered the biggest Hip Hop presence at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. It should be noted that Em didn’t actually attend the mostly Pop affair, which was dominated by the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Britney Spears.

Eminem tied Bieber for the most awards at six wins. Out of 46 award categories, Shady took home nods for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album [Recovery], Top Rap Album and Top Rap Song [“Love The Way You Lie” ].


While the selection process by the National Acacemy of Recording Arts and Sciences has recently come under fire for their more subjective methods used for selecting Grammy Award winners, Billboard stated, “all finalists and winners were determined by a combination of chart performances.” The eligibility period for nominations ran from February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011. The amount of their respective awards reflected the strength of Eminem and Bieber’s current sales. To date, Em’s Recovery has sold over 3.8 million copies, while Bieber’s My World 2.0 has moved over 2.7 million units.

Notable performers Sunday night were Cee-Lo Green, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne, and Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, who both featured Britney Spears as a guest performer.

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Flavor Flav Arrested In Vegas

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Flavor Flav, 52, was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday after getting pulled over for a routine traffic violation when the arresting officer found the rapper had four warrants out for his arrest, E! Online reports.

Flavor Flav, whose birth name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., had four separate automobile-related tickets which he had never dealt with – two cases of driving without a license, one incident of driving without proof of insurance and a parking violation.

The rapper was booked at a Vegas jail and eventually released. Flavor Flav addressed the arrest on his Twitter page, acknowledging that it occurred as he was returning home from Benihana’s restaurant and was pulled over by a “curious rookie” cop.

“He found out I had a traffic warrant wanted to make a name for himself took me in,” Flavor Flav Tweet, “and now I’m home laying my bed what’s the big deal?!”

The rapper has had his share of legal troubles, he spent time in jail for robbery and burglary before dropping out of high school and pled guilty and spent 30 days in jail in 1991 for assaulting his then-girlfriend Karen Ross. In 1993, he was charged with attempted murder for shooting at a neighbor and in 2002, he spent nine weeks in Rikers Island jail in New York for driving with a suspended license, violating probation and numerous unpaid parking tickets.

Flavor Flav closed his fried chicken restaurant in Iowa last week, just three months after it opened due to a dispute with his business partner. The rapper graduated from cooking school in 1978 and worked as a head cook in several restaurants.

Flavor Flav, rose to fame as a member of the rap group Public Enemy and is known for sporting a clock around his neck. He has been the subject of a Comedy Central Roast and starred in VH1′s reality shows, “The Surreal Life,” “Strange Love” and the “Flavor of Love” dating show.

Flavor Flav has also been keeping busy with his autobiography, “Flavor Flav: The Icon,” which is set for release on June 1.

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