Senator Bernie Sanders has been issued a cease and desist from Flavor Flav after the rapper’s Public Enemy co-founder, Chuck D, was announced to perform at a Sanders rally under the group’s moniker. The letter, sent by Flav’s lawyer to Sanders on Friday, asserts that the rally uses Flav’s “unauthorized likeness” and “image” to promote the event. “While Chuck is certainly free to express his political view as he sees fit — his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy. The planned performance will only be Chuck D of Public Enemy, it will not be a performance by Public Enemy. Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is, there is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav,” the letter states.
STAR is a former Marketing specialist for WEA (Warner Elektra Atlantic). He was also National Director for Virgin Records, a writer for the SOURCE Magazine (1995-1998) and hosted MTV’s Beat Suite. His popular radio show Star & Buc Wild on NY’s Hot97 & Power 105 (2000-2006) secured his place in media history. In 2011 STAR was also inducted into News Ones Top 20 greatest radio personalities of all time.