Public Enemy's Flava Flav Files Lawsuit Against Chuck D & Gary G-Wiz

Lawrence Kim
August 31, 2017

And after over three decades of making music together under the Public Enemy cross hairs emblem, no one saw the legacy of PE take these types of twists and turns.

Flavor Flav's still fighting the powers that be, even when those powers include fellow founding Public Enemy member Chuck D. according to a new suit that rocks the legendary group.

"Despite Drayton's position in Public Enemy, the group's management and related companies have for years attempted to minimise his role in the Public Enemy business, while continuing to rely upon Drayton's fame and persona to market the brand".

As The Wrap reports, Flavor Flav is now in the process of suing Chuck D, claiming that he is owed an unspecified amount in terms of both money and property rights.

What's worse. the rapper claims his voice and image were used without his consent on the new PE album, "Nothing Is Quick in the Desert". released in June.

Gary G-Wiz is a member of the Bomb Squad production crew that helped build the basis of the Public Enemy sound.

The lawsuit states payments "have diminished to nearly nothing, and Drayton has been refused accountings, even on the items bearing his likeness". Flava Flav, the hype man to lead rapper Chuck D, has filed a lawsuit against his longtime bandmate for missing royalties over the years.

Flavor Flav also claims he has not been compensated for Public Enemy merchandise sold with his name and image, and that such deals have been made without his consent. He says he requested $75,000 Dollars for the record, but got a check for just $7,500. We reached out to Chuck, but no word back.

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