Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas yesterday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery charges.

The 53-year-old veteran rapper and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr, was arrested a few miles south west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Cops were called to Flav’s house around 3am on Wednesday where he had been arguing with his fiancee and threatening her son with a knife.

The clock-wearing rapper faces a charge of felony with a deadly weapon which carries a penalty of up to six years in prison and a misdemeanour battery-domestic violence charge that could see him end up in county jail for six months.

He is currently being held on $23,000 bond pending an court appearance later on today.