Public Enemy Drop Flavor Flav Following Bernie Sanders Letter
Hip-Hop group Public Enemy have released a statement, giving Flavor Flav the boot. Flavor Flav was a founding member, and has been with the group for over 35 years.
Flavor Flav Gets Dropped From 'Public Enemy'
Flavor Flav gets fired from the hip-hop group following a letter he filed to U.S Democrat runner, Bernie Sanders.
The statement Public Enemy released said, “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav."
"We thank him for his years of service and wish him well," it continued.
The cease-and-desist letter Flavor Flav wrote wasn't the only reason he was asked to step down.
... last final note the last final note was my last straw was long ago. It's not about BERNIE with Flav... he don't know the difference between BarrySanders or BernieSanders he don't know either. FLAV refused to support @Sankofa after @harrybelafonte inducted us. He don't do that pic.twitter.com/5Ky9dTnzmd— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 1, 2020
The news comes after Flav denounced Sanders’ March 1 rally in Los Angeles, which saw Chuck D perform.
Clearly not supportive of the U.S candidate, Flav's lawyer said, “We have become aware that Flavor’s bandmate and Public Enemy co-creator, Chuck D, has endorsed Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for President and plans to perform at an upcoming Sanders Rally.”
“While Chuck is certainly free to express his political views as he sees fit—his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy. The planned performance will only be Chuck D of Public Enemy, it will not be a performance by Public Enemy. Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav.”
“Flav has always delivered his authentic self. That authenticity compels him to speak out to ensure voters are not misled and that Public Enemy’s music does not become the soundtrack of a fake revolution.”