Stephen: Public Enemy fires Flava Flav because of… Bernie Sanders?
You know who could use a good jobs program right now? Flavor Flaaaaaaaav! Rolling Stone reports that rap group Public Enemy fired their famous hypeman this past weekend after he publicly dissed their plans to perform at a Bernie Sanders presidential rally. “Public Enemy and [Chuck D-led offshoot] 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.” The group then went on to perform at the Sunday rally in L.A. as Public Enemy Radio. After news of their performance was announced last week, Flav sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Sanders campaign for using his “likeness, image and trademarked clock in promotional materials” without permission. He also said in the letter, “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.”