American rapper and reality TV star, Flavor Flav was attacked by a white man in Las Vegas.

The 58-year-old whose real is William Jonathan Drayton Jr – was punched severally in the face and kicked when on the ground at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

The incident was caught on the casino’s surveillance video.

According to TMZ, the Public Enemy rapper says his attacker identified as Ugandi Howard accused him of dissing his mother and suddenly started beating the hell out of him.

The star said that Howard ‘punched him in the face, and kicked him while he was on the ground.’

Police officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody. He ‘was cited for battery and released.’

According to the report, Flavor went to a hospital to check on his injuries, but they were minor.