Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav

Rap veteran Flavor Flav has been released without bail after pleading not guilty to traffic and drug charges following an arrest earlier this month (Jan14).

The Public Enemy star, 54, was en route to his mother's funeral in Long Island, New York on 9 January (14) when he was pulled over by police, who discovered he had 16 suspensions on his licence.

He pleaded not guilty to counts of speeding, possession of marijuana and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle during a hearing at Nassau County First District Court on Tuesday (28Jan14), and was conditionally released on probation.

His lawyer also revealed after the hearing that the other licence suspensions have since been resolved.

The rapper, real name William Drayton, must return to court on Friday (31Jan14).

His mother, Anna Drayton, died on New Year's Eve (31Dec13).