Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav leaves following his arraignment on traffic charges in Nassau County Court in Mineola, N.Y., on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested in January 2014 on speeding and other charges while driving to his mother’s funeral. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Flavor Flav has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a New York traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother’s funeral.
The rapper and reality TV star appeared in court Wednesday wearing a trademark clock around his neck and a baseball cap. He declined to discuss the allegations but told reporters, “I don’t like the circumstances, but I like the attention” as a throng of fans snapped his picture.
Flav was indicted last month on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license. He also faces a speeding violation and two misdemeanors for driving without a license.
Prosecutors say Flav had his license suspended 15 times before being stopped Jan. 9, 2014.
He was released without bail. His next court date is Feb. 3.