American rapper Flavor Flav is currently making rounds on the internet after a DNA test has confirmed that he is the father of a now three-year-old kid and he still owes money to baby mama, his former manager Kate Gammell.
As per the court documents obtained by some media outlets, he is paying money towards child support however he still has to pay a good amount of money to Kate Gammell.
Flavor Flav confirmed that he already remitted $40,000 and is paying $3,000 every month for child support along with $100,000 in attorney’s fees.
William Jonathan Drayton Jr. aka Flavor Flav has an estimated net worth of $2 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. The six time Grammy award nominee has raked in money mostly from his rap career and his stint as a reality TV star.
Let us explore everything about the 63-year-old rapper Flavor Flav in our article below.
Flavor Flav’s Net Worth and other Details Explored
Flavor Flav who was away from the limelight for years together made a comeback in several VH1 reality series like The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love.
Early life and Rap Career
Drayton was born in the year 1959 in Roosevelt, New York. He learned to play the piano when he was barely five years old. He became an expert in piano, drums, and guitar at a very young age. He discontinued his studies at Freeport High School in the 11th grade.
Later he enrolled at Adelphi University on Long Island for higher studies. He met Carlton Ridenhour (Chuck D) during this time and they both started rapping together.
Flavor Flav gained prominence as a founding member of the rap group “Public Enemy”. He co-founded the band along with Chuck D in 1985. The group released “Public Enemy #1” in 1986 which caught the attention of Rick Rubin, Executive at Def Jam Records. Def Jam signed both of them.
Their debut album Yo! Bum Rush the Show was released in the year 1987. The group started becoming popular after this and they became mainstream superstars after the political single “Fight the Power” was released in 1989.
Stint on Television
After a big break from the music scene, Flavor Flav was invited to appear on the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life. After the conclusion of the show, he appeared in the Strange Love show alongside Brigitte, his lover. He then appeared in the Flavor of Love show that was broadcasted for three seasons.
In 2007, the Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav was aired wherein many celebrity guests like Snoop Dogg, Brigitte Nielsen, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrot Top, Lisa Lampanelli, Ice-T, Jeff Ross, Katt Williams, Patton Oswalt, Greg Giraldo, and Sommore appeared at the roast.
Launch of a Restaurant
Flav joined hands with Nick Cimino to launch Flav’s Fried Chicken in Cimino’s hometown of Clinton, Iowa in 2011. The founders had plans to expand the restaurant franchise at the national level. However, the business was shut down just within four months due to many reasons like differences of opinion among partners, bounced checks, and a few bad business decisions.
Flavor Flav was kind of a sleeping partner and not much involved in the day-to-day business operations of the restaurant.
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