Flavor Flav Suing Chuck D & Public Enemy Over Lost Profits

Flavor Flav
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Flavor Flav has reportedly filed a lawsuit against fellow Public Enemy Founder Chuck D, claiming he’s owed royalties.

According to TMZ, the rap veteran recently filed a suit claiming the two had a long-standing agreement to share in the profits from Public Enemy’s music, live concerts and merchandise. However, he says he hasn’t received a check years.

Over the years, Flav says he’s co-wrote more than 50 of the group’s songs, and furthermore, says his voice and image were used without his consent on the group’s latest album, Nothing Is Quick in the Desert. He  says he requested $75,000 USD for the record, but got a check for just $7,500.

He’s also named producer Gary G-Wiz in the suit, claiming he made a deal to create action figures of Public Enemy without his knowledge.

Flav is suing Chuck, Gary and other PE managers and producers for lost profits.

BTW, PE dropped Nothing Is Quick in the Desert back in June as a free download to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary.