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Rapper Flavor Flav ’emotionally shaken up’ after narrowly escaping death

American rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was left rattled after almost being crushed in a freak car accident.

The 62-year-old Flavor of Love star was travelling from Las Vegas to LA earlier this week when rain caused a massive boulder to tumble down a cliffside in La Tuna Canyon and land on the right side of his white Audi.

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Flavor Flav attending the Grammy Awards in January 2020. (Getty)

According to TMZ, once the boulder hit the side of his car, the rapper lost control but was fortunately able to safely get the car to the other side of the road before pulling over. The impact from the boulder damaged Flav’s car, leaving it a complete write-off.

As for the rapper, TMZ reports that had he been a few feet in another direction, the boulder would’ve killed him.

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Rapper Flavor Flav with Pete Davidson, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
Flavor Flav recenlty celebrated Pete Davidson’s birthday in Palm Springs with Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner. (Instagram)

“God is good,” the rapper — real name William Drayton Jr — told the outlet, adding that he “came very close to death but is super grateful to be alive”.

A rep for the rapper also told People, “Thank God he survived and is okay, although a bit emotionally shaken up.”

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Rapper Flavor Flav and Ice Cube.
Flavor Flav has many celebrity friends, including fellow rapper Ice Cube. (Instagram)

The accident is the first automobile incident he’s encountered since he was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence after being pulled over on a Las Vegas freeway in 2016. The rapper plead no contest at the time and acknowledged he had marijuana residue in his system. 

In 2015, the rapper was also found asleep in the front seat of his vehicle. For both incidents, he was fined and ordered to attend DUI classes and a victim impact panel.

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