Flavor Flav's old man tirade hit the struggle level when he was arrested at his Las Vegas home for assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday (Oct. 17), and now we're finding out the details behind his downward spiral. The 53-year-old New York native was double-fisted with a couple of knives when he ran after his fiance's son, reports TMZ.
Flav, real name William Drayton Jr., allegedly threw his lady love, 39-year-old Elizabeth Trujillo, to the ground and ripped out her earrings (ouch!), before setting his eyes on her son. According to the police report, the teen son jumped in to save his mother before being met with knives of fury. The elderly Public Enemy hypeman also kicked down a locked door to get to the son, before showering him with threats against his life.
The whole argument started over accusations that Flav- who is obviously irresistible to the ladies- was being unfaithful. Things got heated, the fiancÃ©e ended up on the ground, her son ended up being chased, and Flav ended up in the back of a squad car on his way to jail where he was booked on misdemeanor battery and felony assault charges.
He has since posted $23,000 bail and has been released, and is scheduled to appear in court next week.
Legendary MC and G.O.O.D. Music recruit Q-Tip performed at a Heineken sponsored concert in Philadelphia last weekend and discussed what he's been working on lately. The most notable topics covered were Q-Tip's forthcoming solo effort The Last Zulu and G.O.O.D. Music's rumored Cruel Winter project.
The Queens MC revealed to Hip-Hop Since 1987 that the results from an African Ancestry test inspired the title of his first G.O.O.D. Music project. 'So the DNA went out and whatever. The results came back and I found out that all through my charts I was South African Zulu. And the rare thing about it is that in America like during the slave trade, it was like single percentage of people that came from that region because it was so far south in Africa,' said Tip citing the rarity of finding an African person of Zulu heritage at that time.
When asked about Cruel Winter, the Native Tongue MC said 'I can't really let out too much details about it, but yeah, I'll be on it.' Do you think that G.O.O.D. Music will actually deliver a follow up to Cruel Summer, or is Q-Tip just blowing steam? Sound off in the comments section.
As far as rap beefs go, the brewing feud between Jay-Z mentor and rap veteran Jaz-O and a former collaborator, Sauce Money, seemingly appeared out of thin air. Two days ago, a Forbez DVD video interview was released featuring Sauce speaking on the Roc-A-Fella Records situation. and he called Jaz-O a piece of 'excrement' to keep it PG-rated. Jaz-O responded in kind via a phone call from Tampa, throwing some insults regarding Sauce Money's weight and even touched on his troubles with Hov as well.
'This fat n---a Sauce talking sh-t,' opens up Jaz immediately. 'He a disrespectful motherf---er lookin' for a scapegoat. I feel sorry him for him, you know. Basically, he's saying I'm a piece of sh-t. I'm a be honest with you, I didn't even listen to the interview but just from the heading, I already knew what he was talking about.'
What Sauce Money was referring to was a reference he made to the Roc-A-Fellas Records split and essentially labeling Jaz-O as the reason he never popped off, although Jaz was responsible in part in getting Jay-Z and other rappers their first shots in the business. Jaz-O maintains that he tried to bring Sauce Money and Jay-Z together after their falling out, and thinks the dis is coming from a disgruntled place.
Over the course of the 16-minute interview, a lot gets unloaded on the inner workings of their former partnership and its current standing. Jaz-O, who just recently turned 48 earlier this month, also got a bit animated towards the end even after expressing love for his former teammates. Part of that love apparently comes in the form of fisticuffs after Jaz said, 'I will come and punch you in the face.' Ouch.
Listen to the entire Forbez DVD interview with Jaz-O here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHbGZ1Ogk_U
Listen to the Forbez DVD interview with Sauce Money that started it all here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqsXNrVJYcY
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