Rapper Flavor Flav was recently attacked by Ugandi Howard in a casino in Las Vegas. The altercation took place on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The 58-year-old rapper was accused of disrespecting the suspect's mom while at the South Point Casino. A video of the brawl was released online, and it revealed that Howard was the first one to throw a punch. Flav was unable to fight back after the suspect pinned him down.
Flav explained that it was not his intention to stay on the ground during the fight. He said that he pulled a groin muscle and was unable to get up. A bouncer from the casino tried to stop Howard from attacking Flav, but he refused to calm down. The suspect also tried to hit the bouncer.
Casino security took Howard into custody and was cited for battery. He was later on released, but it is still unclear whether or not he was discharged on bail.
Flavor Flav's Kickstarter Campaign
Last year, Flav turned to his fans for financial support so that he could perform in Las Vegas. The "Flavor-Man" singer set up a Kickstarter account and said that his goal is to raise $150,000 for his show in the Sin City. Flav explained why he decided to reach out to his fans directly.
"The first is that we really want to move quickly without waiting for all the approvals and censors that come with traditional shows, and offer music at the same time because you can't have TV without music," wrote Flav.
Flav added that he also wants his fans to be involved with his show that's why he decided to ask them for financial support. Unfortunately, the rapper's Kickstarter campaign only managed to solicit $12,729. Flav also canceled the funding for his project on Dec. 12.
Those who donated between $5 and $10,000 were supposed to receive rewards from the "Konfesyon" singer. Rewards range from t-shirts, social media thank you messages, and even a skit in a Flavor Flav'sVegas. The pilot for the variety show is scheduled to film in April.
Rapper Hosts Variety Show
Flavor Flav Vegas will feature comedy sketches, musical performances, celebrity interviews and more that will all take place live in Las Vegas. Flav, who is also a Las Vegas resident, previously expressed his excitement over his upcoming project.
"I always dreamed of being a variety show host, and I think it's about time. It won't just be me interviewing guests, but also I'm going to have a variety of people coming through my show that are in movies and television," said Flav.