Although Chuck D recently said Flavor Flav would have one year to “get his act together,” Public Enemy has just announced he’s no longer part of the groundbreaking Hip Hop group.
In a statement sent to HipHopDX, Chuck D and company made it abundantly clear their time with Flav has come to end.
“Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” the statement reads. “‘We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
Public Enemy Radio — Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi of P.E. 2.0 and the S1Ws — are performing at the Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles on Sunday (March 1), which proved to be a point of contention for Flav. His legal team quickly issued a statement, blasting Public Enemy’s involvement (despite it being billed as a Public Enemy Radio performance).
On Sunday morning, Chuck tweeted the “last straw was long ago.”
“It’s not about BERNIE with Flav,” he said. “He don’t know the difference between Barry Sanders or Bernie Sanders he don’t know either. FLAV refused to support @Sankofa after @harrybelafonte inducted us. He don’t do that.”
… last final note the last final note was my last straw was long ago. It’s not about BERNIE with Flav… he don’t know the difference between BarrySanders or BernieSanders he don’t know either. FLAV refused to support @Sankofa after @harrybelafonte inducted us. He don’t do that pic.twitter.com/5Ky9dTnzmd
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 1, 2020
The free Public Enemy Radio event is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with the group taking the stage at 6 p.m. local time.
Along with the announcement, Public Enemy Radio also revealed a new album called Loud Is Not Enough will arrive next month.
The Public Enemy Radio performance can be viewed via livestream here.