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Flavor Flav Appears In NY Court, Released Without Bail

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 31: (Exclusive Coverage) Flavor Flav backstage during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) | Kevin Mazur via Getty Images

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has released Flavor Flav (flayv) without bail in his speeding case.

State police say the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother's funeral on Jan. 9. The rapper pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Drayton, who lives in Las Vegas, was accused of driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone on Long Island. Police say the Long Island native also had a small amount of marijuana.

His lawyer told the judge that she has taken care of 16 outstanding traffic matters.

Drayton had to remove his trademark clock from around his neck to pass through the metal detector. After court, he told journalists that "God is good."

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