This hasn't been a happy New Year for  Flavor Flav. The famous Public Enemy hype man just lost his mother and while traveling to her funeral yesterday, he was arrested. 

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Things just went from bad to worse after that.  Flav, who’s real name is William Drayton, Jr. was driving a black Hyundai in Hempstead, N.Y., when police pulled him for for going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone.  From there, cops discovered the 54-year-old hip-hop star, had a whopping 16 suspensions on his license, due to unpaid parking tickets.  Unfortunately, that's not all.  Listen to Tha Wire below and find out what else they found.

Meanwhile, Flav was arrested for felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and carted off to jail.  The only good thing was that after he was booked, police released him without bail and he was able to attend his mother’s funeral.

 

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In other news, in a shocking turn of events Wiz Khalifa's uncle was shot in the head at a Pittsburgh-area shopping center this week.  The tragic event happened Wednesday (Jan. 8) and according to HipHopDX.com Wiz’s uncle didn’t make it and died at a local hospital.  He was only 20 years old.

Authorities confirmed that Imani Porter was gunned down while sitting inside a black Impala in the parking lot of the Steak 'n Shake restaurant at around 8:00 p.m.

Allegheny County police said in a statement, "Two Black males were seen fleeing the Impala and leaving the area in what was described as a white Pontiac, possibly a Bonneville."

Wiz, obviously devastated took to Twitter to air out his feelings.  Listen to Tha Wire and find out what he had to say.  Plus, find out why police say the heinous crime occurred.  Press play now to get the scoop on all today's juicy details.