Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav is  headed to trial on the charges he   threatened  his long time girlfriend's  17 year old son with a butcher knife during a family argument.The 54 year old rap and reality TV star,whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. did not  testify during Wednesday's evidence hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. But the teen did saying that Flavor Flav chased him into a bedroom and stabbed a knife through the door during an October 17th  argument. The incident was said to have begun when Drayton woke the boy around  3  a. m. after  an argument with the boy's mother Elizabeth Trujillo, it escalated when the  6 foot 3,200 pound football and basketball player grabbed Drayton and put him into a headlock. The boy said "You're not going to talk to my mother like that" "He then ,Pushed me and i pushed him" Defense attorney Tony Abbatangelo says his client may have been acting in self-defense when he grabbed the butcher knife,a steak knife and a pizza cutter during the scuffle. An April 18th trial date has been set and if convicted on felony charges of assault with a weapon and child endangerment Drayton could get up to 12 years in prison.