Rapper and reality television personality Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on April 29 after he was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, and police discovered there were warrants for his arrest stemming from violations he never settled with the court, including driving without car insurance.
The other violations were for parking and two cases of driving without a driver's license, TMZ.com reported.
Three days after his arrest, Flav responded to news reports via Twitter.
"I was on my way home from Benihana's. I got pulled over by a curious rookie ass cop. He found out I had a traffic warrant, wanted to make a name for himself, took me in and now I'm home laying (sic) my bed what's the big deal?!"
Driving without proof of car insurance is illegal in every state except New Hampshire. Nevada requires drivers to carry at least 15/30/10 in liability insurance. In other words, $15,000 for bodily injury per person in any one accident; $30,000 for all injuries in one accident, and $10,000 for property damage per accident.
Flav, also known as William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was a founding member of the rap group Public Enemy in the 1980s. Two decades later he released a solo album and appeared on reality television shows, including VH-1's "The Surreal Life" and "Flavor of Love." In January, he opened a chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa, with Nick Cimino, but the restaurant closed last month following a dispute between the partners.