Flavor Flav revealed this week that he’s pulling out of the chicken joint, Flavor Flav’s Chicken (FFC), in Clinton, Iowa, claiming his business partner “mismanaged” the chain.
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, his former partner Nick Cimino responded, explaining that Flav was not hands-on with the development of FFC whatsoever … and only lent his name.
“I started this,” Cimino told the paper. “I put together everything from the menu to the color of the building to the sign. I did everything. What Flav’s doing, he’s a fraud.
“He doesn’t want to be hurt with the other ventures he’s doing and he wants to become a millionaire off my dime, off my ideas,” he continued.
The partnership dissolved just shy of four months since its initial launch. Since its grand opening, there’s been some controversy.
In early April, reports surfaced that employee’s paychecks were bouncing. At the time, Cimino and Flav appeared to show a united front, blasting the news as the act of disgruntled employees, calling reports “false.”
Although Cimino was set to receive 40% of profts if the restaurant franchised, he says he’s just relieved it’s over.
“I’m not doing this for my 40 percent. I could care less. I’m just glad I’m free of somebody like Flavor Flav,” Cimino said.
So the FFC joint in Clinton is caput. However, if you’re ever in Las Vegas, Flav is opening a new location called “Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor”, set to open its doors in May.