Public Enemy star Flavor Flav has escaped a stint behind bars after settling a court-imposed child custody demand.
The colourful rapper and reality TV regular was facing 180 days in prison after falling behind in payments and owing Angie Parker, the mother of three of his kids, over $110,000 (£68,750).
But, according to, Flav, real name William Drayton, JR., satisfied court officials in Albany County Family Court when he turned up to settle the debt on Tuesday (19Jun12).
It is not clear if Flav paid off the entire debt.
He'll be back in court for a child custody hearing in September (12).