Flavor Flav says don’t believe the hype. After Public Enemy leader Chuck D made noise last month with claims that the legendary hip-hop crew’s giant clock-wearing hypeman/co-founder was no longer a member of PE, Flav tweeted on Wednesday that you can’t truss it.
“I am not part of your hoax,” Flav tweeted in response to D’s interview with Talib Kweli and People’s Party, in which he said that his claims that Flav was bounced from the group was not a hoax, per se, but a way to “get your attention.”
He noted that Flav is a “partner” in PE, so he can’t be fired and then said they were about to release the “most significant hip-hop record of our time” with their upcoming album.
Flav doesn’t appear to be on board for any of it. In his tweet he continued, “@mrchuckd,,, there are more serious things in the world right now than April Fool’s jokes and dropping records,,,the world needs better than this,,,you say we are leaders so act like one.” The tweet encouraged people to help those in need by donating to the MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
At press time a spokesperson for Chuck D had not returned a request for comment on Flavor Flav’s claims.
Last month, Flav sent a cease-and-desist order to the Bernie Sanders campaign after catching wind that Public Enemy Radio was booked to perform at a March 1 Sanders presidential rally in Los Angeles and that the ads featured his likeness.
Chuck D said at the time that the offshoot group PE Radio would be “moving forward without Flavor Flav,” thanking him for his “35 years of service,” seemingly confirming that the latest lawsuit from Flav was the last straw.
I am not a part of your hoax .@mrchuckd,,,there are more serious things in the world right now than April Fool's jokes and dropping records,,,the world needs better than this,,,you say we are leaders so act like one,,,donate to those in need here: https://t.co/7hioasSwuV
— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) April 1, 2020