"You wanna destroy something we've built over 35 years OVER POLITICS?"

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:

For his part, Flavor Flav immediately responded:

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