Hip-hop legend Flavor Flav was fired from Public Enemy on Sunday night after he slapped Bernie Sanders with a cease-and-desist letter for claiming the group would perform at a rally in Los Angeles.
“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the group said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
Flav’s legal maneuver came just as Chuck D and Public Enemy Radio were set to perform at Sanders’ rally — excluding Flavor Flav.
“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,” read the letter sent through Flav’s lawyer, Matthew H. Friedman, and obtained by Spin.
The 60-year-old Flav said that he had no problem with Chuck D — the group’s co-founder — voicing his own political opinions, but said that it’s not his place to speak for all of Public Enemy.
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