Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas early this morning and changed with assault with a deadly weapon. Geez, and we thought confusing Miley Cyrus with Gwen Stefani was bad. According to reports on TMZ, the 53-year old former rapper and reality star was involved in vicious argument with a teenager in his Nevada home. The teenager’s fiancee was also present, and as tempers flared she called the police around 3 AM. Details are sparse at the moment, but Flav apparently beat one of the two, and threatened the other with a knife. He was arrested on the scene for battery and felony assault with a deadly weapon, and is currently being held on $23,000 bail. It’s also unknown what Flavor Flav’s relationship is to the teenagers, if any.
This is not Flavor Flav’s first brush with assault. In 1991 he was charged with assaulting his girlfriend Karen Ross, and served 30 days in jail as a result. Two years later he was charged with attempted murder for firing shots at his neighbor. Most of his violent offenses seemed to wind down in the late nineties after he went to rehab for crack cocaine, but that didn’t stop his run-ins with the law. He’s received a number of parking and driving offenses, resulting in his arrest in May of last year. We’ll bring you more updates on this bust as soon as we hear!
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It’s grillz gone wild these days in Hollywood! We thought it was over back in ’06, but lately the teeth bling thing has been making a comeback in a huge way. We blame Ryan Lochte, who famously accepted his Olympic medals wearing an American flag-inspired grill on the stand. Just last night Rihanna stepped out to dinner wearing some metallic vampire fangs and crazy purple lipstick. Sure we’re used to seeing some extra gleam in Flavor Flav and Lil Wayne’s smiles, but that’s not all. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and even Jessica Simpson have experimented with the bold look over the years. Yes, grills aren’t just for badasses and Bond villains anymore, but they’ll still probably give you trouble at a medal detector. We wish they’d been in the 90s, because it would have totally made our braces years a lot more bearable! Oh well. Head on down to the gallery below to see 20 stars who’ve been rocking the gold in their teeth!
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The above mugshot of Flavor Flav was taken by Vegas PD last night after a traffic violation revealed four outstanding warrants for the reality star’s arrest, all related to his driving. That might explain why Flav looks so peaceful in the photo—he has been arrested for traffic violations before, and he will be arrested for them again—especially since he’s proven willing to drive without a license. “I was on my home from Benihana’s I got pulled over by a curious Rookie Ass Cop,” tweeted Flav after his release. “He found out I had a traffic warrant wanted to make a name for himself took me in and now I’m home laying my bed. What’s the big deal?!” Exactly.
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On the eve of Michael Jackson‘s death, self-proclaimed “family member” Flavor Flav decided to make an unannounced visit to the Jackson home. After holding an impromptu press conference in which he paid his respects to Michael, saying, “God needed an extra angel, so he came and got Michael to work for him,” Flav rang the doorbell, but was not let in.
“Tell mother Jackson I’ll be back later this evening,” Flav said. [Photos: Splash News Online]