Flavor Flav likes to keep it real — real honest.
In his new memoir, the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, is shockingly candid about his past life experiences with drug use, reality TV fame, children and losing his virginity.
The 52-year-old told PopEater that he used to spend $2,600 on drugs every day for six years. His addiction totalled close to $5.7 million spent on drugs alone during that time span.
He credited his ability to stay clean by moving away from New York in 2003 and surrounding himself with new “people, places and things.”
“I didn’t want to build a bad reputation in other states. I wanted to leave all that stuff in New York. That’s what really helped me get clean by me not wanting to build up a reputation of me going through neighborhoods buying drugs,” he added.
Nowadays, Flav is well known for his role on several VH1 reality shows, including “The Surreal Life,” “Strange Love” and “Flavor of Love.”
He mentions that none other than MC Hammer helped him with the launch of his TV career.
“I asked MC Hammer for his advice and he said I should do ["The Surreal Life"] because if I do it then great things could happen afterwards like it did for him and he was right,” he said.
Flav also discussed being in a relationship during the taping of his reality dating show.
“Well I’m an entertainer, my job is to bring America good TV. Yeah that was kind of difficult [having a girlfriend during the show] but I had to do it. I’m still with my girlfriend, we’ve been together now going on eight years and we have a kid together,” he admitted.
But, probably the most shocking confession of them all?
He lost his virginity at the age of 6.
“I lost my virginity by experimenting. The girl was the same age as me. We kind of felt a little something funny. We knew it was kind of wrong yet we felt it was kind of natural,” he revealed.
When asked about how that was even possible, Flav responded, “I mean I call it a lost virginity when the penis penetrates the vagina, I do consider that a cherry pop.”
Flavor Flav’s memoir titled, “Flavor Flav: Icon,” hits shelves this month.