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Public Enemy kicks out Flavor Flav after campaign dispute

Chuck D, Flavor Flav
Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 15:00:03-05

NEW YORK — Public Enemy has abruptly fired founding member Flavor Flav.

Leader Chuck D and Flavor Flav were in a public spat during the weekend over the pioneering rap group's plan to perform at a Bernie Sanders campaign event.

Public Enemy "will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the band said in a brief statement Sunday.

The dispute kicked off when Flavor Flav's attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sanders' campaign on Friday, arguing that a Sunday concert and campaign rally in Los Angeles by Public Enemy Radio had used Flavor Flav's unauthorized likeness and image.