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    Flava gets called out by Chuck D

    Chuck D Comments On Flavor Flav
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    3/3/2006 1:50:10 PM
    Chuck D, lead rap artist of Public Enemy, has issued a statement regarding group member Flavor Flav and his actions on “Flavor of Love,” a show televised on VH1.

    “We'd like to offer an apology for some of the actions that many considered offensive to Black people, and especially Black women and children, by our brother Flavor Flav as portrayed on the VH1 television show "Flavor of Love," Chuck said in a statement to AllHipHop.com. “Like I said, Flav is our brother but we cannot begin to agree with what the rest of us consider inappropriate behavior and unfair actions towards his family and to himself.”

    After his failed romance with Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav is ready for a new and true romance. In "Flavor of Love," 20 single women from all walks of life, selected for their expressed love for Flav, will move into a "phat crib" in Los Angeles and vie for his affection. With help and advice from Big Rick, Flav's gigantic body-guard and chauffeur, Flavor Flav will date all of the women, weed out the ones who are only after his fame and fortune...and in the end will choose his one true love.


    “What is offensive is that his character and private issues are being trashed in front of millions for mere sake of profit and ratings. To showcase the troubling conflict between his kids and ex was uncalled for and we can't stand by it.”

    Public Enemy remains one of the most popular and powerful groups with its unique mixture of message oriented music and hard beats. Chuck stated that the recent televised developments haven’t necessarily added to the legacy.

    “[The show’s imagery] has been harmful to Flav's standing and legacy of being our brother, regardless of what he got paid, fame, infamy, ratings... but at what price?” the rapper queried. “It is this Flavploitation by the "Flavor of Love" executive producers Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego, production companies Mindless Entertainment and 51 Minds, VH1 and yes, even Flav and his manager.” According to Chuck D, the entire series was taped over several weeks in Oct. 2005.

    “Let's keep in mind that television - no matter how much 'reality' they put in front of the word - is not real,” he stated.

    Ultimately, Chuck D explained that his rapping partner was his own man and not bound by any formal doctrine.

    “Public Enemy is not a fraternity, nor a political or religious organization, and thus everyone has their own individual personal agendas. But together we make music and are dedicated to spreading the good word around the planet,” he said. “I would be lying if I said that the side of Flav shown on ‘Flavor of Love' doesn't affect what I've wanted our collective to stand for, because it does and many have told us how deeply they are bothered by this.”

    Rapper Paris, who will produce PE’s next album, said, “While Flavor Flav is a grown man and responsible for his own actions, it's worthy to note that VH1 (and its sister station, MTV) have a history of not supporting message-oriented music, even though they openly embrace corporate-chosen artists who damage our communities with negative images and messages. The "Flavor of Love" show is little more than an attempt to indirectly discredit the one group most relevant to the Black Experience in hip-hop.”

    At press time, Flavor Flav and his manager didn’t respond to inquiries by AllHipHop.com.
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    I always wondered how they stayed together as a group. They couldn't seem to be any more different. Obviously they were close friends and that meant more.
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    I think they stayed together mainly because flava flav was one of the best hype men out at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ
    I think they stayed together mainly because flava flav was one of the best hype men out at the time.


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    THey should leave Flava Flav alone because he might need the money Plus it gives Flava Flav a chance to be known to people of this generation. (honestly how many people knew who flava Flav was before VH1 ?????)
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    yea i think dude probably needs the flo

    I dunno why chuck trying to FIGHT THE POWER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinadian
    THey should leave Flava Flav alone because he might need the money Plus it gives Flava Flav a chance to be known to people of this generation. (honestly how many people knew who flava Flav was before VH1 ?????)
    How old you are again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Fugitive
    How old you are again?
    am 21 and i barely knew Flava flav before i saw some old school hip hop documentry on TV . I was like 5 years old and not into music when he was out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinadian
    am 21 and i barely knew Flava flav before i saw some old school hip hop documentry on TV . I was like 5 years old and not into music when he was out.
    oh ok i see

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    yea i think dude probably needs the flo

    I dunno why chuck trying to FIGHT THE POWER
    Hasn't Chuck D. always been fighting the power? Flav is a part of "the power" now.

    Remember the song "Burn Hollywood Burn"? Flav has become the very thing P.E. was always railing against: sensationalism, commercialism, etc. Even (back in tha day) when Flav was carrying on with his antics, it was always within the context of a positive message.

    I'm sure any and everyone would raise an eyebrow if Chuck started rapping about bling bling and being a gangster thug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    Hasn't Chuck D. always been fighting the power? Flav is a part of "the power" now.

    Remember the song "Burn Hollywood Burn"? Flav has become the very thing P.E. was always railing against: sensationalism, commercialism, etc. Even (back in tha day) when Flav was carrying on with his antics, it was always within the context of a positive message.

    I'm sure any and everyone would raise an eyebrow if Chuck started rapping about bling bling and being a gangster thug.
    I hear ya.
    Im just saying PE record sales are down and flav probably needs to make an extra buck.
    I think Chuck knows this and is being just a little harsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist
    Hasn't Chuck D. always been fighting the power? Flav is a part of "the power" now.

    Remember the song "Burn Hollywood Burn"? Flav has become the very thing P.E. was always railing against: sensationalism, commercialism, etc. Even (back in tha day) when Flav was carrying on with his antics, it was always within the context of a positive message.

    I'm sure any and everyone would raise an eyebrow if Chuck started rapping about bling bling and being a gangster thug.

    Mystic you hit it right on the button. Everything u said is the truth. In thinking about it, Chuck D was right to say something about it. People need to know that Public enemy is not cosigning on what Flav is doing

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    Respect, Chuck D, for staying true and never giving in to the mainstream foolishness all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    I hear ya.
    Im just saying PE record sales are down and flav probably needs to make an extra buck.
    I think Chuck knows this and is being just a little harsh
    Keep in mind, it's not like PE fell out of the mainstream circuit recently. I'm sure their sales have been the same for the past 10-12 or more years.
    Quote Originally Posted by NJ
    Mystic you hit it right on the button. Everything u said is the truth. In thinking about it, Chuck D was right to say something about it. People need to know that Public enemy is not cosigning on what Flav is doing
    True, especially if, as they said, ppl are tying these shows into what PE is about. If ppl are telling Chuck that they are viewing these shows as part of PE's legacy, then Chuck has full right to explain to ppl that they are not.

    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    Respect, Chuck D, for staying true and never giving in to the mainstream foolishness all these years.
    say it again. maximum respect Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    Respect, Chuck D, for staying true and never giving in to the mainstream foolishness all these years.
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