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Public Enemy hype man set off thousands of dollars’ worth of illegal fireworks at his Las Vegas home

Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav has received two citations from police after setting off illegal fireworks at his annual Fourth of July party.

Police moved in on the rapper’s home in the gated community of Via Ventura Court on the south side of the Las Vegas Valley after neighbours phoned to complain shortly after the show began, reports The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Over 45 kilograms of unused fireworks were seized from the premises.

Flavor Flav – real name William Drayton – has previously clashed with neighbours, who claim that the 55-year-old has set off thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks since 2009. "It isn’t like I do this every day," said Flav, who compared his neighbours to Scrooge or The Grinch of Independence Day. "We all had a ball until the police came." Flav claimed he’d be moving his annual party out of the neighbourhood next year.

Drayton is no stranger to the law. Last year he pleaded guilty to charges of attempted battery after being accused of pulling a knife on his girlfriend’s son in October 2012. Prior indiscretions include a nine weeks jail stint served in 2002 for driving on a suspended licence and for unpaid parking tickets.

A member of pioneering hip-hop group Public Enemy, Flav has recently become known for starring in a string of reality TV shows including The Surreal Life, Strange Love and Flavor Of Love.

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