Flava Flav arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

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Flava Flav, rapper and reality star

(CBS) LOS ANGELES - Rapper and reality TV star Flava Flav was arrested in Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon and battery early Wednesday morning, reports CBS Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, William Drayton Jr. - aka Flava Flav - allegedly got into an argument with a teenager and his financee in his home before 3 a.m., prompting the woman to call 911.

The celebrity news site says that Drayton is accused of threatening an unknown person with a knife during the argument and assaulting the other.

He was arrested and booked on felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. Flava Flav is being held on $23,000 bail.