Public Enemy Parts With Flavor Flav

Public Enemy Parts With Flavor Flav

No More Flavor Flav in Public Enemy???

When Public Enemy comes to mind, you think, Chuck D., Professor Griff, DJ Lord, Terminator X, and of course, Flavor Flav with his patent large clock hanging from his chain. However, things haven’t gone too well between the group and Flavor Flav and now have things have reached a boiling point with no turning back. The legendary Hip Hop group has just announced that they’re parting ways with founding member Flavor Flav.

In a brief statement with Rolling Stone, Public Enemy that they are permanently “moving forward” without Flavor Flav, ousting one of hip-hop’s most memorable hypemen who was with the group for more than 35 years.

“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the hip-hop legends said in a brief statement Sunday. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”

This all came after a public dispute of political views between the group and Flav. Flavor Flav sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bernie Sanders over planned Chuck D concert that was going to be held at a campaign rally that Sanders was held in Los Angeles this past Sunday. The group went on to reiterate that their new group, Public Enemy Radio, which consists of Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi, and the S1Ws, would still perform at the free Sanders rally at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In his cease and desist letter, Flav accused the campaign of using his “unauthorized likeness, image, and trademarked clock” to promote the rally, even though Flavor Flav “has not endorsed any political candidate.”

Chuck D took to Twitter over the weekend to address ongoing issues between Flavor Flav and the group.

He went on to say that there was more to things than what was being made public, along with his intent behind creating the new group and their plans moving forward.

It’s a shame to see the falling out between members of such a groundbreaking group. Hopefully, in this split, the two sides can both still see success and maybe one day reconcile things. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see.

Let us know your thoughts on the situation. Do you think the group is wrong for kicking out their notable hypeman?

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