Flavor Flav says Chuck D can't fire him from Public Enemy following Bernie ...

Flavor Flav is speaking out in the wake of his firing from Public Enemy, which occurred after he became embroiled in a fight with band mate Chuck D over an endorsement of Bernie Sanders. 

'He [Chuck D] can't fire me, I'm not his employee,  I'm his equal!' the ousted rapper, 60, told Carlin Haynes Media on Tuesday. 

'People ain't wanna go to a show that has no Flavor - it'll be a flavorless show. People want Flavor, baby!' he added. 

Long running tensions between the Public Enemy icons exploded last week after Chuck D (real name Carlton Ridenhour) announced he would be performing at a Sanders rally under the moniker Public Enemy Radio. 

Flavor (real name William Drayton Jr.) is not a part of that group, and he issued a cease and desist letter to the Sanders campaign ahead of the gig. 

Flavor Flav and Chuck D are pictured together in 2007. The pair made created iconic hip hop group Public Enemy, but their relationship is now in tatters

Flavor Flav and Chuck D are pictured together in 2007. The pair made created iconic hip hop group Public Enemy, but their relationship is now in tatters

The order alleged 'the unauthorized use of Flavor Flav's likeness, image and trademarked clock in promotional materials circulated by the Sanders campaign.' 

Flavor was subsequently fired from Public Enemy - the band he helped create back in the mid 1980s.  

'I wouldn't want to see Chuck break that up,' Flavor stated in Tuesday's interview. 

 'Chuck is breaking up years and years and years of legacy and history. I'm trying to save it. I'm going to try and keep talking to him!'

Meanwhile, Flavor dismissed rumors he sent the cease and desist letter to the Sanders campaign because he supports President .

'Chuck is breaking up years and years and years of legacy and history. I'm trying to save it. I'm going to try and keep talking to him!' Flavor said he will continue reaching out to his former band mate

'Chuck is breaking up years and years and years of legacy and history. I'm trying to save it. I'm going to try and keep talking to him!' Flavor said he will continue reaching out to his former band mate 

Rather, he insists he is apolitical, and stated:  'I don't do politics.  I'm not into politics I'm the comical gesture, the fun gesture'. 

Chuck D has not responded to the

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