The judge overseeing the felony assault case against Flavor Flav must be a serious Public Enemy fan. The rapper was given the all-clear to reschedule his arraignment date in court so he could attend the group’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The ceremony for was already locked in for Thursday, 18th April and clashed with the previously set court date, so the more important commitment prevailed.
It’s important to keep your priorities in order. The rapper ended up attending the gala, where he was presented with the award, with the arraignment now moved to Tuesday, 7th May. Unless another awards ceremony is announced, on that day Flav will be formally read criminal charges related to child endangerment and felony assault with a weapon stemming from an October 2012 incident.
William Jonathan Drayton Jr, as he will be addressed while in court, found himself in some serious legal trouble after he allegedly chased the 17-year-old son of his long-term girlfriend around a house with a knife. Perfectly normal behaviour. Flav has also been called up on charges of domestic assault, so it’s not looking too great.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Drayton plans on pleading not guilty to the charges.
As per the ceremony, which took place over the weekend, Public Enemy are now Hall Of Famers along with Donna Summer, Heart, Rush, Randy Newman, Albert King and Lou Adler. Rush were provided with a stirring tribute during the event courtesy of Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
Hopefully this thought will steady Flav’s nerves while awaiting trial – surely Hard Times with Flavor Flav will be a far more enjoyable reality TV show then Flavor Of Love. Here’s hoping.