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Police: Rapper Flavor Flav stopped for speeding to mother's funeral in suburban NY

FILE -This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo provided by the Las Vegas Police Department, shows rapper Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. New York State police say rapper and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license while en route to his mother’s funeral in suburban New York, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Police Department, File)
January 09, 2014 - 3:34 PM

MINEOLA, N.Y. - State police say rapper Flavor Flav was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother's funeral in suburban New York.

The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly driving 79 mph (130 kph) in a 55 mph (88 kph) zone Thursday morning.

Police say the Long Island native also had a small amount of marijuana, and had 16 suspensions on his license.

Police say he was released on an appearance ticket so he could attend the funeral for his mother, who died Dec. 31.

The rapper is due in court Jan. 28. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

He was a member of Public Enemy, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

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