Rapper Taste Flav, previously of the groundbreaking Lengthy Island hip-hop group Public Enemy, was arrested on a cost of home battery earlier this month in Nevada, the place he lives.
TMZ.com on Tuesday, citing a Clark County legal grievance it obtained, mentioned the Roosevelt-born and Freeport-raised Flav, 62, né William Drayton Jr., was arrested by police in Henderson, Nevada, close to Las Vegas, on Oct. 5. He allegedly poked his finger on a girl’s nostril, threw her down and took a telephone from her hand.
The Metropolis Lawyer instructed TMZ that Flav was taken to jail and charged with misdemeanor battery constituting home violence. Flav’s lawyer, David Chesnoff of the Las Vegas agency Chesnoff & Schonfeld, who was raised in Bayville and Sea Cliff and graduated from North Shore Excessive Faculty in 1973, instructed Newsday in an electronic mail that “in alleged home violence instances, there are sometimes two sides to the story and we’ll clarify our aspect within the courtroom and never within the media.”
In 1991, Flav pleaded responsible to home violence towards his then-girlfriend Karen Ross. He once more pleaded responsible to home violence in 2014 for utilizing a knife to threaten his then-fiancee Elizabeth Trujillo’s 17-year-old son. On Lengthy Island, he was arrested in January 2014 on costs together with unlicensed operation of a motorcar and marijuana possession, stemming from a rushing arrest on the Meadowbrook State Parkway.
Flav on Tuesday posted throughout his social media that he has been sober one 12 months, writing, “1 12 months up,,, lotz extra to go,,, subsequent 12 months I pray my complete household will likely be walkin the identical path I’m,,, #sobriety #alcoholfree #1yearsober #dontbelievethehype.” On Flav’s Instagram account, producer-musician and “Tonight Present” musical director Questlove commented, “Pleased with you bro.” Rapper Xzibit wrote, “Love you G!! You are one among my hero’s [sic]. Glad you feel highly effective in your sobriety. Maintain going.”
His Instagram submit additionally obtained a remark from Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame group Public Enemy, which had fired him in March 2020, prompting acrimony. The supportive submit consisted of 4 emoji representing energy, prayer and, by way of a raised fist, defiance within the face of adversity.
Public Enemy was shaped by Roosevelt-raised Chuck D (né Carlton Ridenhour) after he and Flav met whereas each attended Adelphi College in Backyard Metropolis. Flav went on to a reality-TV profession, starring in reveals together with “The Surreal Life” and “Taste of Love.”