Rapper and entertainer Flavor Flav leaves a Nassau County courthouse, Tuesday, June, 23, 2015, in Mineola, N.Y. Flav’s arrest last month in Las Vegas on allegations he was speeding and driving under the influence has delayed an expected settlement in a New York case on similar charges. He has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of driving with a suspended license. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav has fired his second lawyer in his New York traffic case and his plea deal is kaput.
The rapper and reality TV star said Tuesday in a Mineola courtroom that he doesn’t deserve a felony charge.
There had been talk of a plea deal. But the judge and prosecutor said it’s been revoked.
Flav’s real name is William Drayton. He previously pleaded not guilty to driving with a suspended license, along with a speeding violation and two misdemeanors. The charges stemmed from his January 2014 arrest on Long Island while driving to his mother’s funeral.
Flav lives in Las Vegas. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 with the rap group Public Enemy.
His next court date is Aug. 10.