Public Enemy has apparently run into irreconcilable variations — but they’re not over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
The group relieved Flavor Flav of his duties Sunday, after he despatched a cease-and-desist letter to the Sanders marketing campaign on Friday, asking that the presidential candidate make clear that Public Enemy wasn’t taking part in at a Sanders rally and a latest endorsement by Chuck D was from the rapper alone, not from Public Enemy as a gaggle.
“Sanders has promised to ‘Fight the Power’ with hip hop icons Public Enemy — but this Rap Icon will not be performing at the Sanders Rally,” mentioned the letter from Flav’s lawyer.
“To be clear Flav and, by extension, the Hall of Fame hip hop act Public Enemy with which his likeness and name have become synonymous has not endorsed any political candidate in this election cycle and any suggestion to the contrary is plainly untrue.”
The letter famous that Chuck D was free to have a political voice but mentioned that the rapper’s voice alone was not the voice of Public Enemy.
Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio, an offshoot led by Chuck D and that includes DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws, concisely introduced that they’d be “moving forward without Flavor Flav” in a press release Sunday to Rolling Stone.
In a gaggle assertion Monday, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi, James Bomb and Pop Diesel mentioned Flav’s political opinions had nothing to do together with his dismissal.
“Flavor Flav has been on suspension since 2016 when he was MIA from the Harry Belafonte benefit in Atlanta, Georgia. That was the last straw for the group. He had previously missed numerous live gigs from Glastonbury to Canada, album recording sessions and photo shoots. He always chose to party over work,” they mentioned.
They famous that Public Enemy Radio had carried out quite a few reveals since then with out Flav.
“While Public Enemy Radio was moving forward, Flavor Flav was starring on the reality show ‘Growing Up Hip-Hop New York,’ where an episode featured his children discussing an intervention and putting him in rehab. It’s time to move on and everyone wishes Flavor well.”
But the conflict of phrases between Chuck and Flav was nonetheless on the market on social media.
“my last straw was long ago,” Chuck D tweeted Sunday morning, when Public Enemy Radio was set to play at a Los Angeles Convention Center rally for Sanders later within the day. “It’s not about BERNIE with Flav… he don’t know the difference between BarrySanders or BernieSanders he don’t know either.”
On Sunday night time, he accused his onetime hype man of having sued him Friday.
“If there was a $bag, Flav would’ve been there front & center,” Chuck D tweeted. “He will NOT do free benefit shows. Sued me in court the 1st time I let him back in. His ambulance lawyer sued me again on Friday & so now he stays home & better find REHAB.”
Flav on Monday felt a have to make clear the scenario, tweeting at Chuck D, “are you kidding me right now???,,,over Bernie Sanders??? You wanna destroy something we’ve built over 35 years OVER POLITICS???,,,all because I don’t wanna endorse a candidate,,,I’m very disappointed in you and your decisions right now Chuck.”
He famous that he hadn’t sued anybody on Friday, simply despatched the cease-and-desist asking the Sanders marketing campaign to repair “misleading marketing.”
“I’m not your employee,,,i’m your partner,,,you can’t fire me,,,there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav,” he tweeted.