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Flavor Flav responds to being fired from Public Enemy

There’s been a lot of drama in the Public Enemy camp over the last few days.

First, founding member Flavor Flav issued Bernie Sanders a cease and desist after using Public Enemy‘s name at a political rally. Then, Public Enemy responded by dumping Flav from the band. Now Flav has responded to his outing.

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After sending a cease and desist to Bernie Sanders for using the group’s name, Flavor Flav was dumped from Public Enemy. Now he’s taken to Twitter to address Chuck D.

In a series of tweets, Flav publicly addressed fellow founding member Chuck D.

[email protected] are you kidding me right now???,,,over Bernie Sanders??? You wanna destroy something we’ve built over 35 years OVER POLITICS???,,,all because I don’t wanna endorse a candidate,,,I’m very disappointed in you and your decisions right now Chuck,,,” Flav tweeted.

Continuing on he clarified that:

“i didn’t sue you on Friday,,,i asked the @berniesanders campaign to correct misleading marketing,,,that’s all it was,,,I’m not your employee,,,i’m your partner,,,you can’t fire me,,,there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav,,,so let’s get it right Chuck,,,”.

And finally, the rapper added:

“i’m not on drugs like you’re saying and have been clean for 10 years,,,i have battled addiction before and like millions of other Americans I know the massive toll it takes,,,Chuck you know better than to lie about shit like that,,,,”.

Following a week of squabbling over their participation in the rally, on Sunday Public Enemy announced that Flav was out of the group.

“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the group described in a statement. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”

Following the rally, Chuck also took to Twitter, describing: “If there was a $bag, Flav would’ve been there front & center. He will NOT do free benefit shows. Sued me in court the 1st time I let him back in. His ambulance lawyer sued me again on Friday & so now he stays home & better find REHAB.”

Chuck has said that from here on out he will continue to perform under EnemyRadio but not Public Enemy. Flav has been with the group since he and Chuck met at Adelphi University in Long Island in the mid-’80s.

Check out Flav’s tweets below.

David Byrne curated a playlist of protest songs and you can stream it here.