MINEOLA, N.Y. — State police say rapper Flavor Flav was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother’s funeral in suburban New York.

The rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone Thursday morning on the Meadowbrook Parkway. Police said he also had a small amount of marijuana, and had 16 suspensions on his license.

He was released on an appearance ticket, police said, so he could attend the funeral of his mother, who died Dec. 31.