by Josh GrossbergToday 8:30 AM PDT
Fight the power? For Flavor Flav, It’s more like fight the charges.
A Las Vegas judge has ordered everyone’s favorite clock-wearing rapper to stand trial for allegedly threatening his longtime girlfriend’s teenage son with a butcher’s knife.
Per a report in the Las Vegas Sun, Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson found during a hearing on Wednesday that there was enough evidence for Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., to be tried in state court on felony charges of assault with a weapon and child endangerment.
According to the allegations, the Public Enemy member shoved the woman to the ground and was confronted by her 17-year-old son. At that point, the hip-hopster was said to have grabbed a butcher’s knife, a steak knife and a pizza cutter, chased the boy to a bedroom and threatened his life, stabbing the bedroom door with a knife.
The teenager—a 6-foot 3-inch, 200-pound high school football and basketball player whose name is being withheld because he’s underage—testified during Wednesday’s proceeding that he intervened during the 3 a.m. spat to protect his mom. He described for the court how the two pushed each other and how he put Flav into a headlock in the kitchen, as well as the obscenity Flav used when he made his alleged threat.