July 8, 2014


Flavor Flav: "I Don't Want To Go To Jail For Fireworks!"

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Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images


Most people light up a sparkler, belt out the "Star Spangled Banner" at some point and take in a fireworks show before calling it a day on the Fourth of July. But Flavor Flav? The Public Enemy hype man threw a fireworks show on his own turf, totally terrifying his neighbors with the explosions and coaxing the cops to his doorstep within the first few kabooms to write him two citations.

Apparently, Flav thought that blowing up all of his 100+ pounds of fireworks at the same time would avoid police confrontation, but it did just the opposite. Flav has run into trouble over fireworks before: his July 4th shindig is a notorious affair and shenanigans like this are pretty commonplace, despite the fact that his neighbors, who were too scared to even leave the house on the Fourth, have continuously complained about the explosions and debauchery since he started throwing these parties in 2009.

"I don't want to go to jail for fireworks," he said, shortly after the party was cut short around 8 p.m. "We all had a ball until the police came." Flav then went on to point out what a rad party it was before the cops showed up by gesturing to the empty beer cans and gunpowder residue the fireworks had left on the street.

Thankfully, there were no casualties at Casa de Flav this Fourth of July, and it doesn't seem like there will be any firework-related accidents at his home in the future: Flav has said he's moving the party to another location after this year.