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Flavor Flav's traffic stop case adjourned

Rapper Flavor Flav, whose legal name is William

Rapper Flavor Flav, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton, appears in First District Court in Hempstead, where he pleaded not guilty to all charges from when he was caught speeding and driving without a license on his way to his mother's funeral on Jan. 9. He is due back in court on Friday in Mineola. (Jan. 28, 2014) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Roosevelt-born rapper Flavor Flav appeared in court in Mineola on Friday on charges stemming from a traffic stop three weeks ago, and the case was adjourned.

The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, told reporters, "God is good, G.I.G." and wished everyone "the most prosperous 2014" -- virtually the same words he used when speaking to reporters earlier this week when he was arraigned on the charges.

Drayton, 54, was arrested Jan. 9 by a State Police trooper after he was clocked going 79 mph in a 55-mph section of the southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway near the Southern State Parkway in Hempstead, state police said at the time.

Drayton is due back in court March 25.

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