Flavor Flav is bowing out of being a father. The Public Enemy rap star caught up with TMZ at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and said his Father’s Day was pretty hectic on Sunday (June 19) considering he has 8 kids and 8 grandkids.
When asked if he was done making babies, Flav said, “I think so. Yeah, that’s it for your boy.”
Back in May, Flav, who is 63, discovered that he had a 3-year-old son named Jordan, but told TMZ he was thrilled by the news.
“The best gift that a kid can have is both of his parents,” he said. “He’s learning how to play the drums. His mom got him in violin lessons. Drum lessons and all of that so Jordan is doing really good right now.”
The legendary hypeman was initially skeptical when his former manager Kate Gammell revealed she had a 3-year-old son and claimed he was the father, but after a paternity test in 2019, Flav became so hyped by the idea that he filed legal documents to have Jordan officially take his last name (Drayton). Gammell and Flav have a great relationship now, but she admitted to HipHopDX that it wasn’t entirely smooth sailing at first.
“When I told him I was pregnant with his child, Flavor let me go and I was left with thousands of dollars of Flavor Flav merch that I had purchased with my own money,” Gammell explained to HipHopDX at the time. “Jordan is not getting any child support from Flavor and I needed money for Jordan’s everyday needs.”
So, I decided to pull out the merch and sell it to help my son and give a percentage to Children’s Hospital. I doubt I will recoup the money that I put into this, but I don’t care, as any money towards Jordan’s needs is important. The support for Jordan has been fantastic so far.”
The pair initially met when Gammell was an assistant for Public Enemy’s frontman Chuck D. She managed Flav for a few years and they developed a romantic relationship during that time.