Flavor Flav has been kicked out of the iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy.
The group said in a statement to Rolling Stone Sunday night, “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
The boot comes after Flavor Flav issued a cease and desist letter last week to Bernie Sander’s campaign because Chuck D had planned to perform for the presidential candidate in Los Angeles under the name Public Enemy Radio.
In the cease and desist letter, Flav accused the Sanders campaign of “the unauthorized use of Flavor Flav’s likeness, image and trademarked clock in promotional materials circulated by the Sanders campaign.”
“While Chuck is certainly free to express his political view as he sees fit – his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy,” Flav’s letter read.
“The planned performance will only be Chuck D of Public Enemy; it will not be a performance by Public Enemy. Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav,” it continued.
In the end, Flavor Flav wrote by hand, “Hey Bernie, don’t do this!!’
Flav has been feuding with the group since 2017 when he sued Chuck D and the group’s management for unpaid royalties and merchandise profits.
At the time, Chuck D said, “Flavor chooses to dance for his money and not do benevolent work like this. He has a year to get his act together and get himself straight, or he’s out.” But now, it appears he’s been removed.