Published Mar 03, 2020Flavor Flav was ousted from Public Enemy over the weekend after refusing to perform at a Bernie Sanders rally, and now the clock-wearing rapper has spoken out about the group's decision.
Flav fired off a series of tweets directed at Chuck D, starting: "Are you kidding me right now? Over Bernie Sanders? You wanna destroy something we've built over 35 years OVER POLITICS?"
Flavor Flav went on to clarify that he has been clean for 10 years, disputing Chuck D's remarks that he should enter rehab.
Flav also clarified that he didn't sue Chuck D, he merely sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sanders's campaign asking them to "correct misleading marketing." He even shared the full letter.
The letter was sent after Public Enemy were billed to perform at Sanders's rally last week. Flav was unwilling to endorse the Democratic hopeful, and thus Chuck D, DJ Lord and other guests performed under the banner Public Enemy Radio — a moniker Chuck D claimed he created to get around Flavor Flav's refusal to perform at fundraisers and benefits that don't pay performers.
Flavor Flav ended his Twitter tirade by saying, "I'm not your employee… I'm your partner… you can't fire me… there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav."
Read his full response to Chuck D's comments and the group's decision to fire him below.