Chuck D Threw Flavor Fav Out of Public Enemy Over Political Endorsement Fight


Fight the power! We’ve gotta fight the powers that be!

It turns out that Chuck D took these particular lyrics from Public Enemy’s hit ‘Fight the Power’ a lot more seriously than Flavor Flav.

Super Tuesday, the day where a bunch of states including California and Texas have their primaries, is tomorrow and all over the country regular people and celebrities are coming out to support front-runner Bernie Sanders. Which is why he’s the front-runner. H. Jon Benjamin, star of Archer and Bob’s Burgers was out knocking doors for Sanders in Massachusetts, home state of H. Jon Benjamin and also Sanders’ rival Elizabeth Warren yesterday. Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum endorses Sanders yesterday as well.

The biggest thing that happened, though, was Chuck D and Public Enemy Radio performing at a Sanders rally at the LA Convention center with over twenty thousand Sanders supporters in attendance.

Flavor Flav didn’t like this and sent the Sander’s campaign a cease and desist from using the name Public Enemy or the Public Enemy logo, both of which are wholly owned by Chuck D and not Flav.

Chuck D had some words for Flav on Twitter, saying Flav doesn’t know the difference between Bernie Sanders and Barry Sanders.

He mentioned after the rally that the reason Flav wasn’t there wasn’t about politics, he just doesn’t do charity performances.

Rolling Stone reported around the same time that Chuck D kicked Flav out of Public Enemy.

“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the hip-hop legends said in a brief statement Sunday. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”

Chuck said at the rally that getting involved politically was as important as “washing your ass in the morning,” so it’s not surprising that he’s fed up with Flavor Flav’s disappointing refusal to use his platform for good or really anything but getting paid.

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