Chuck D and Flavor Flav have exchanged shots over the soul of Public Enemy.
It seems an inter-band debate over support for Bernie Sanders has escalated, with Flavor Flav being pushed out of the line up.
The dispute seems to centre on Public Enemy's performances at a Sanders event, with Flavor Flav issuing a Cease and Desist letter in protest.
Jettisoned from the group, Flavor Flav's departure has spilled over into some barbed comments online.
Here's Chuck D:
Spoke @BernieSanders rally with @EnemyRadio. 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 D (@MrChuckD) March 2, 2020
I heard I’m trending, like I care . I built @EnemyRadioRS so it does benefits & fundraisers ... He said he never gonna do them. So his refusal to do @HarryBelafonte #ManyRiversFestival in Atlanta 2016 was my last time. I built Enemy Radio to get far away from that ridiculousness.— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 2, 2020
For his part, Flavor Flav immediately responded:
.@MrChuckD 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,,,— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) March 2, 2020
And .@MrChuckD,,,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,,,— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) March 2, 2020
Also .@MrChuckD,,,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,,,,— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) March 2, 2020
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