Flavor Flav Nearly Crushed After Falling Boulder Crashes Into His Car

by Matthew Memrick
(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for WEtv)

On Tuesday (12/14), a falling boulder nearly crushed rapper/entertainer Flavor Flav and his car, but the man walked away with no injuries.

The incident happened while Flav was en route from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and Page Six reported on the near-fatal wreck.

No, there were no reports that the 62-year-old man screamed, “YEA, Boyyyyyy that was close” when he got out of his car.

A Boulder Almost Killed Flav

The massive boulder came down a La Tuna Canyon cliff during Tuesday’s rainstorm and nearly took out the rapper’s car. It hit the right side of his white Audi sedan, causing Flav almost to lose it. But his representative said the rapper regained control and pulled over.

The big rock could have killed the man from his pictures if it was just a few inches closer.

 “Thank God he survived and is OK, although [he’s] a bit emotionally shaken up,” his rep told Page Six, adding that Flav is physically safe.

While TMZ reported the news first, Flav’s team contacted AAA and got the car towed away. The rapper told TMX that “God is good” and that he “came very close to death but is super grateful to be alive.”

The Public Enemy founder and hype man got his rap career going in 1987 with the group’s Yo! Bum Rush the Show album. After years of success with the group, he put out a solo album in 2006.

He famously starred in the reality MTV TV dating show “Flavor of Love” in 2005 and aired for three seasons. After that show, he went to the VH1 reality show, “The Surreal Life.” He’s also appeared on WWE and other TV shows.

It’s been five years since the rapper got into trouble with an automobile. In Feb. 2016, he pled no contest to a DUI in a Las Vegas case. He fessed up to having marijuana residue in his system while speeding.

That same year, he pleaded no contest to having marijuana in his system when he fell asleep in the front seat of a car.

Flav was fined, completed DUI classes, and attended a victim impact panel in both cases.

According to a Daily Mail article, the rapper was in the news this month for his no-contest plea to coercion stemming from an Oct. 5 incident. Authorities arrested the rapper on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery in Henderson, Nev.  

Flavor Flav reportedly threw a woman down and took her phone. A judge dismissed the charge, and the man paid a $640 fine. 

Flav’s lawyers said the rapper admitted to “the nonviolent act of grabbing a phone” during the incident. They also expressed gratitude for the end of the matter and affirmed Flavor Flav’s “one-year journey of sobriety.’