Funkmaster Flex Faces Domestic Violence Charges

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Iconic hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Flex, whose real name is Aston G. Taylor, was picked up by Greenburgh police officers early Friday morning following a 911 call.

A 40-year-old woman accused Taylor of shoving her to the floor, smacking a phone out of her hand and smashing it as she was trying to call for help.

The victim said Taylor sent threatening text messages to her earlier.

Police arrested Taylor in his car a short distance from the scene.

Taylor faces harassment and criminal mischief charges.

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As Funkmaster Flex, Taylor holds a prominent spot in the hip-hop community. He’s been a top DJ at New York’s hip-hop radio station Hot 97 for years, has released numerous mix albums, and has since spun off his own television show focusing on cars.

Taylor posted $500.00 bail and was released. He is due back in court on Friday, February 18.

What do you think of the allegation? If it’s true, does it change your opinion of Funk Flex?

  • Cordelia Thorin

    Thanks for providing such information. niouwhgfd

  • Ray2447

    Domestic violence will never end as long as the whole truth about it is misrepresented to comply with feminist ideology. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, “the very worst abuse.” The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong gender. Under domestic violence law, the wrong gender is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence. Options out of a bad relationship, that women have, are often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry as shown in “Los Misandry” at Youtube.

  • Ray2447

    Women’s domestic violence against men is grossly under reported, while male victims are still routinely being ignored by the taxpayer funded domestic violence industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between women & men. Go to Fiebert Bibliography. According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70 percent of domestic violence incidents, where the d.v. is not mutual, it’s women who initiate the d. v. Go to Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting. Click on the link under the red & blue pie chart. D.v. law follows a gender feminist agenda over facts & does great harm to many innocent men & also many violent women. Go to Youtube, “Los Misandry.”

  • Kellie B. of NJ

    I hope this is a misunderstanding as he’s been heard publicly speaking highly of his wife/daughter’s mother. Get it together Flex & get this mess resolved, QUICKLY!!

  • Mrs. I. Understand

    As a mother of three young men I’m no fan of rap music. I didn’t allow it to be played in my home yet they hear it on the outside. It illustrates violence and exploits scantily clad young women.
    Yet, it should not define who you are as a person.. Young people look up to him for whatever reason.
    It’s sad, hopefully this will be a learning lesson for him, violence is never the answer. Walk away first.

  • Fawn Liebowitz

    I hope Mr. Flex is okay emotionally. Being arrested can be a traumatic experience. Plus he’s out $500. And he’s going to have to waste a day going back to court on Feb 18.

    Is there an address where we can send flowers, candy and letters of support?

  • Matt

    You gotta keep your pimp hand strong.

    • Mrs I. Understand

      @ Matt….Grow up young man and stay in school for your own knowledge.
      The “real” pimps are either in prison as someones’ girl or dead from

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