Rapper Flavor Flav Stopped for Speeding, Pot on Long Island

The Long Island native was on his way to his mother's funeral

Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 3:29 PM EDT
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State police say rapper and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Flavor Flav was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother's funeral on Long Island. 

The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone Thursday morning on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

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 his mother's funeral; Anna Drayton died Dec. 31.

He 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 hall of fame last year.

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