Public Enemy fired Flavor Flav on Sunday, two days after he demanded Bernie Sanders’ campaign stop touting a performance at a rally. “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav,” group said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.” The announcement came as Public Enemy Radio, an offshoot of the original group, was set to take the stage in Los Angeles in support of Sanders.
Hours before the firing, frontman Chuck D went after Flav in a series of tweets that suggested the hypeman’s political acumen isn’t exactly sharp. “It’s not about BERNIE with Flav... he don’t know the difference between BarrySanders or BernieSanders,” Chuck tweeted. “So I don’t attack FLAV on what he don’t know,” he continued, adding, “Obviously I understand his craziness after all this damn time.”