Hall of Fame Hip hop group Public Enemy announced on Sunday they are “moving forward” without Flavor Flav – their founding member and hype man of nearly 40 years – after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bernie Sanders on Friday.
“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the group said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
The move was made in response to a letter sent by Flavor Flav’s lawyer Matthew Friedman after member Chuck D planned to perform at the candidates’ California rally on Sunday.
FLAVOR FLAV TELLS BERNIE SANDERS TO STOP PROMOTING ‘FALSE NARRATIVE’ USING PUBLIC ENEMY’S NAME
Flavor Flav accused the campaign of using his likeness and trademarked oversized clock at the rally even though he “has not endorsed any political candidate in this election cycle.”