News: Flavor Flav Fights The Power Of Gossip, "My Daughter Did Not Beat Me Up"
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 4:46PM
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav has stepped forward to kill the hype over weekend reports claiming he was clocked by his own flesh and blood in Las Vegas.
According to Flav, media sites and bloggers are misunderstanding what really went down.
The Public Enemy rapper is now denying that he was beat up by her at all. "The whole thing was a big misunderstanding that shouldn't have happened. No one in my family called the cops on my daughter and she did not beat me up." Glad to hear that no bodily harm befell the 52-year-old. Stay safe Flava! (Global Grind)
His daughter's mug shot began circulating online yesterday (January 30).
TMZ has obtained Flavor Flav's daughter's mug shot ... taken moments after the 19-year-old was arrested for battery stemming from an altercation at the rapper's Las Vegas home. As we first reported, cops arrested Dazayna Drayton early Sunday morning following a family spat. Sources tell TMZ ... Flav tried to break it up and got hit by his daughter for his troubles. It's unclear whether it was on purpose or by accident. Law enforcement tells us ... Drayton has since been released from custody. (TMZ)
Outside of family matters, Flavor Flav's former Iowa fried chicken restaurant partner Nick Cimino cited the rapper for questionable business practices.
"I started this," Cimino said. "I put together everything from the menu to the color of the building to the sign. I did everything. What Flav's doing, he's a fraud. He doesn't want to be hurt with the other ventures he's doing and he wants to become a millionaire off my dime, off my ideas...I came up with the idea and now he wants to run without me? That's fine, but people got to know it wasn't Flavor Flav's idea." (Baltimore Sun)
In late April, Flav said the restaurant's mismanagement forced him to part ways.
"Let me be straight up with you, I went inside there on April 2 and I found potato salad that expired on February 28," Flav told gossip site TMZ. "And it's then when I realized I can't do business with this man and I really hope no one ate those potatoes." The restaurant, which opened next to a KFC in January, has had problems greater than spoiled potato salad. (New York Daily News)
Check out some recent Flavor Flav footage down below: