Flavor Flav has been tossed from Public Enemy over an alleged string of incidents that came to head with a cease and desist sent to the Bernie Sanders campaign over a campaign (more on that here).
The group has now released a statement to Billboard on their decision to move on from the famed hypeman, revealing they “did not part ways with Flavor Flav over his political views.”
“Flavor Flav has been on suspension since 2016 when he was MIA from the Harry Belafonte benefit in Atlanta, Georgia,” the statement reads “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. While Public Enemy Radio was moving forward, Flavor Flav was starring on the reality show ‘Growing up Hip-Hop New York,’ where an episode featured his children discussing an intervention and putting him into rehab.
“It’s time to move on and everyone wishes Flavor well,” the statement wraps.
Before the statement and after news broke of his firing, Flavor Flav addressed the matter in a stream of tweets.