May 22, 2024


Art Is Experience

Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute


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This Could 29, 2015 file picture exhibits Chuck D, left, Flavor Flav of Community Enemy carrying out at the 2015 BottleRock Napa Valley Songs Pageant in Napa, Calif. Community Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav pursuing a general public spat above the rap group’s approach to execute at a Bernie Sanders campaign event.

NEW YORK — Community Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav pursuing a general public spat above a decision by customers of the rap pioneers to execute at a Bernie Sanders campaign occasion.

Community Enemy “will be shifting forward devoid of Flavor Flav,” the band mentioned in a short assertion Sunday. “We thank him for his yrs of support and desire him properly.”

Flavor Flav responded on Twitter on Monday with incredulity, producing to band leader Chuck D: “You wanna ruin anything we have developed above 35 yrs Over POLITICS?” He scolded the rap pioneer: “I’m very dissatisfied in you and your choices ideal now.”

The dispute kicked off when Flavor Flav and his attorney despatched a cease-and-desist letter to Sanders’ campaign on Friday, arguing that Sunday’s concert and campaign rally in Los Angeles by Community Enemy Radio had employed Flavor Flav’s “unauthorized likeness, graphic, and trademarked clock.”

“While Chuck is absolutely absolutely free to express his political view as he sees in shape — his voice by itself does not speak for Community Enemy,” the letter states. “There is no Community Enemy devoid of Flavor Flav.” In Monday tweets, he named it “misleading marketing” and mentioned he did not want to endorse a applicant.

In the band’s assertion, the team mentioned Community Enemy Radio — a Chuck D-led offshoot featuring DJ Lord, Jahi, and the S1Ws — would go on to execute and will release an album in April.

Chuck D above the weekend wrote on Twitter that his dispute with Flavor Flav stretched deep into the past and “my past straw was lengthy back.”

Flavor Flav recently sued Chuck D, alleging he hasn’t obtained a royalty verify for their tunes, reside exhibits or merchandise in several yrs.