Flavor Flav always wore a big clock hanging from his neck when he performed with Public Enemy, but time has run out on that relationship because Flavor Fav is no longer in favor.
Public Enemy fired Flavor Flav after he slammed Public Enemy’s agreement with Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign. The agreement called for the rap group to perform at Sanders’ political rally Sunday in Los Angeles.
Flavor Flav complained that performing at Sanders’ campaign rally appeared to be an endorsement with which he didn’t agree.
Public Enemy quickly parted with Flavor Fav.
The group whose members include, Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and S1Ws, issued a statement saying that Flavor Fav was no longer part of the group, which he co-founded in 1985 with Chuck D. He and Flavor Fav are the only two original members.
“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the group said in a statement. “We thank for his years of service and wish him well.”
In response, Flavor Flav said he hopes the group stays together.
“We faced poverty and violence and we were ignored by our government and the media—all we were left with was family. I don’t want our family and our movement broken up…I hope that Public Enemy can get back to doing the good works we have done for 30 years…not for money but for people like me who have been denied their rights to participate because of (expletive) policies.”
Flavor Fav, was born William Jonathan Drayton Jr. in Roosevelt, New York .