Flavor Flav Cited by Police Over Annual Fireworks Show

Neighbors complain about the Public Enemy hype man's Fourth of July tradition.

Posted: 07/07/2014 09:43 AM EDT

Reality TV star Flavor Flav wanted to celebrate Independence Day with a traditional explosive light show, but this year his neighbors were not having it.

Minutes into Flav’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show, neighbors called the authorities with complaints of loud noise. When officers arrived on the scene, they confiscated more than 100 pounds of Flav’s remaining illegal fireworks and issued the rapper two fireworks-related citations, according to Police Lt. Ken Romaine of the Las Vegas Police Department. 

The Public Enemy hype man is accused of setting off thousands of pounds of fireworks since 2009. Although Flav has had his share of trouble with the law, recently for domestic violence and speeding, he said he does not want to go to jail for fireworks.

But Flav is not trying to let a ban put an end to his tradition. According to Flav, his guests were having "a ball" before the police intervened. He said would take his annual July 4 bash out of the neighborhood, possibly to a city near you.

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