Earlier this week there was a whole lot of news coming from the Public Enemy camp which began with Flavor Flav issuing Bernie Sanders with a cease and desist, and ended with Flavor Flav being dumped from the band.
After this, Flavor Flav responded to Chuck D – “there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav” – and now he’s followed up with a more politically inclined response.
Following his dismissal from Public Enemy earlier this week, Flavor Flav has offered some insight into his actions and his stance on politics.
If you’ve missed out on all the drama so far, head here to get a rundown.
In an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday, Flavor Flav offered some additional thoughts on the drama, clarifying that he has nothing against Sanders.
“I don’t have anything against Bernie. I think he’s a good person and I wish him luck,” Flav described. “I think they’re all good people. Except Trump. Some people tried to say I did this because I’m a Trump supporter and that’s not true. Fuck Trump!”
Continuing on Flav, explained that he just didn’t want people to think he was involved in the campaign when he wasn’t: “Why try to say I’m a part of something I’m not a part of? That was all Chuck D.”
When pressed on who he voted for in the current primary elections, Flav responded, “I don’t deal with politics. Chuck D, he’s the politician of the group. I’m just the friendly jester.”
Public Enemy have also released a statement clarifying that the reason for their parting ways with Flav was not due to his political views.
“Flavor Flav has been on suspension since 2016 when he was MIA from the Harry Belafonte benefit in Atlanta, Georgia. That was the last straw for the group. He had previously missed numerous live gigs from Glastonbury to Canada, album recording sessions and photo shoots. He always chose to party over work.
“Public Enemy Radio toured Europe and co-headlined with the Wu-Tang Clan in May 2019 without Flavor. They have also done numerous benefit shows without Flavor.
“It’s time to move on and everyone wishes Flavor well,” the statement described.