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Rapper Flavor Flav released without bail in NY

January 28, 2014

HEMPSTEAD, New York (AP) — A New York judge has released Flavor Flav without bail in his speeding case.

Police say the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother’s funeral on Jan. 9. The rapper pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Drayton was accused of driving 79 mph (127 kph) in a 55 mph (88 kph) zone Police say he also had a small amount of marijuana.

His lawyer told the judge that she has taken care of 16 outstanding traffic matters.

Drayton had to remove his trademark clock from around his neck to pass through the metal detector. After court, he told journalists that “God is good.”

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