Flav, writing on Twitter at the time, suggested he was sacked because he refused to appear with the group at a rally for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
He admitted there had been a cease and desist letter from Flav's lawyers, after the Sanders concert was billed as Public Enemy Radio rather than Enemy Radio. "Public Enemy Radio went up, his lawyer sent out a cease-and-desist, I'm like, 'Good move.' Then publicly, 'Man, you don't f*cking sue me again.' ..." & # 39; So, publicly, I say: & # 39; Man, don't sue me again & # 39;. "But I also said, 'Listen, next time you bash me publicly, I'm going to bash you'".
"To not say that me and Flav had been on two totally different pages", Chuck clarifies within the above video clip from the episode.
The Public Enemy Radio co-founder then stressed that it's not a hoax, and that the original intention is to get the people's attention.More news: FDA: Do Not Sell or Use Zantac, Cancer Concerns
The members of Public Enemy engaged in a very public spat last month between Chuck D. and Flavor Flav over their participation in one of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign rallies.
Throughout an upcoming episode of Individuals's Get together With Talib Kweli filmed beforehand to the coronavirus outbreak, Chuck D opened up about Taste Flav's dismissal from Public Enemy.
Chuck released a statement revealing that Flav's firing was a "hoax" inspired by Orson Welles infamous 1983 "War Of The Worlds" broadcast. Pitchfork has reached out to Flavor Flav for comment.
"So it's April 1, 2020 and as we hoard food and empty store shelves, Chuck D and Flavor Flav hijack it as April "FlavChuck" Day to end the HOAX with Enemy Radio's new song, "FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN.' "Don't Believe The Hype" 2020 style".More news: U.S. launches new effort to oust Venezuela's Maduro
The group first announced founding member Flav's ousting in March, wishing him well in a statement from the group. Public Enemy Radio went up [at the Sanders rally].
Editor's Note: Yes, we realize that it is April 1. He also spoke on Flav's assertion that he can't be fired from the group.
In the release, Chuck D stated that the reason he falsely claimed that Public Enemy had broken up was to make a point about the trustworthiness of the media.
"While Chuck is certainly free to express his political views as he sees fit - his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy", the letter continued. "Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav". However, this article is a "real" article in that we received a press release, that there is a new Enemy Radio album, and the information in the article is what was given to us by the Public Enemy camp.More news: Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools' Day