Hip-hop legend Flavor Flav was fired from Public Enemy on Sunday night time after he slapped Bernie Sanders with a cease-and-desist letter for claiming the group would carry out at a rally in Los Angeles.
“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will probably be transferring ahead with out Flavor Flav,” the group stated in a press release to Rolling Stone. “We thank him for his years of service and need him properly.”
Flav’s authorized maneuver got here simply as Chuck D and Public Enemy Radio had been set to carry out at Sanders’ rally — excluding Flavor Flav.
“Sanders has promised to ‘Struggle the Energy’ with hip hop icons Public Enemy — however this Rap Icon won’t be performing on the Sanders Rally,” learn the letter despatched by way of Flav’s lawyer, Matthew H. Friedman, and obtained by Spin.
The 60-year-old Flav stated that he had no downside with Chuck D — the group’s co-founder — voicing his personal political beliefs, however stated that it’s not his place to talk for all of Public Enemy.