Flavor Flav's case adjourned until May

The rapper known as Flavor Flav appeared in court on March 25, 2014, before a judge adjourned until May the criminal case stemming from his January arrest on the Meadowbrook State Parkway as he drove to his mother's funeral. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

The rapper known as Flavor Flav appeared in a Mineola courtroom Tuesday, before a judge adjourned until May the criminal case stemming from his arrest on a Long Island parkway as he drove to his mother's funeral.

The 54-year-old musician, whose real name is William Drayton, previously has pleaded not guilty to the January felony charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and the violations of speeding and marijuana possession.

"Just trying to get this over with as fast as possible so I can get back to my life in Vegas," he told reporters Tuesday, after removing his signature clock pendant to go through the court's metal detector.


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Drayton gave fans hugs and fist bumps in a court hallway, and they exchanged wishes for good luck in their respective court cases.

The rapper was part of Public Enemy, a group inducted in 2013 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Drayton is a Las Vegas resident but a Freeport native.

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