10
May
2018

EXCLUSIVE: Flavor Flav Drops Chuck D From Public Enemy Lawsuit

Written by TJB Writer in Blog
Flavor Flav Suing Chuck D Over Unpaid Royalties

Chuck D & Flavor Flav

EXCLUSIVE: Flavor Flav Drops Chuck D From Public Enemy Lawsuit

theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, Flavor Flav (real name William Jonathan Drayton Jr.) has dropped Chuck D (real name Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) from his lawsuit.

Here’s the backstory: The former 58-year-old rapper sued Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D over unpaid royalties. Flav claimed that for the past several years, he hadn’t received a royalty check for their music, live shows, or merchandise. In court docs, he also claimed that he has not been properly compensated for the use of his voice and image, which he says were used without his consent on Public Enemy’s latest album, Nothing is Quick in the Desert. That particular album was released as a free download in June.

Flavor Flav Suing Chuck D Over Unpaid Royalties

He says that he requested $75,000 for the record, but only received $7,500 in payment. Chuck D wasn’t the only person being sued. Flav is also suing several other Public Enemy managers and producers, including Bomb Squad member Gary G-Wiz. The producer allegedly used Flav’s image to make Public Enemy action figures, which Flav claims he has not received compensation for.

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