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RAPPER CONVICTED

Flavor Flav has been convicted of possessing a weapon after firing a gun at a neighbor in 1993.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, originally was charged with attempted murder, but the charges were reduced.

Drayton, of the group Public Enemy, was convicted of fourth-degree weapon possession, a misdemeanor. He faces up to one year in jail when he is sentenced May 18.

Police said Drayton had been arguing with his 54-year-old neighbor over the rapper's girlfriend when he fired the gun. The neighbor was unhurt.

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