Judge allows Flavor Flav to attend Hall of Fame
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs during the Virgin Mobile Freefest concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Entertainer Flavor Flav has a scheduling conflict between a court date in Las Vegas and his induction with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. He's due for arraignment Thursday, April 18, 2013, on felony charges that he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument last October. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flavor Flav has a new court date in Las Vegas that doesn't interfere with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A judge on Thursday agreed to postpone arraignment for the rapper and former reality TV star on felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges until May 7.
The 54-year-old entertainer's legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
Defense attorney Tony Abbatangelo says Drayton's in Los Angeles for Thursday night's Hall of Fame induction with the rap group Public Enemy.
FILE - This police booking file photo released May 2, 2011 by the Las Vegas Police Department, shows rapper and reality television star Flavor Flav after his arrest on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants for driving offenses. Entertainer Flavor Flav has a scheduling conflict between a court date Thursday April 18, 2013, in Las Vegas and his induction with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Police Department, file)
He's accused of chasing and threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an argument at home last October. Drayton also faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.
Abbatangelo says Drayton will plead not guilty.