Flavor Flav: Hall of Fame Ceremony vs Court Date

Rap and reality TV star is due in court on same day he is to be inducted along with Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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    Rapper Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs on day 3 of the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 20, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.

    Flavor Flav has a scheduling conflict between a court date in Las Vegas and his induction with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    The 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star is due for arraignment Thursday on felony charges that he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an argument.

    The Hall of Fame's induction ceremony is also taking place Thursday, in Los Angeles.

    Defense attorney Tony Abbatangelo has already asked a judge for a different arraignment date for his client, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.

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    Drayton faces felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges and a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge.

    Abbatangelo has said Drayton will plead not guilty.