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Rap legend Flavor Flav was attacked by a man in Las Vegas this week, after disrespecting his mother?

According to TMZ, the rapper was at South Point Casino on Tuesday (Jan. 23) and got into an altercation with a man named Ugandi Howard, who accused him of somehow disrespecting his mother.

Apparently, the man just started swinging wildly on Flavor Flav and punched him in the face and kicked him while he was on the ground.

Casino security took Howard into custody, who was cited for battery and released, while Flav went to a nearby hospital to get checked out, but only suffered minor injuries.

Get this, he told the cops he only went down because he “pulled a groin muscle”, reports TMZ. LMFAO!

There’s video, which has not been released, but police said it clearly shows Howard throwing the first punch.