Founder Chuck D and four other members of the influential rap group had issued a statement in March saying they had split with Flav after he missed several live performances. Flav, writing on Twitter at the time, suggested he was fired because he refused to appear with the group at a rally for U. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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Flav was raised in the working-class town of Freeport, Long Island, where his father owned a small restaurant called the Soul Diner. At an early age, Flav demonstrated that he was an intelligent but troubled child. Music came easy to him, and he taught himself how to play piano, drums and guitar. He also sang in the youth choir at his church.
William Jonathan Drayton Jr. He had co-founded the rap group Public Enemy in with Chuck D , where he was known especially for his yells of " Yeah, boyeeeeee! Drayton was born in Roosevelt, New York and grew up in nearby Freeport , two communities within the Town of Hempstead.
After 3 seasons, Flavor Flav chose to not marry or date any of the winners from any of the three seasons. Instead, it was revealed that he would marry Liz, the mother of his seventh child, Karma, on the Season 3 reunion show. The show was a ratings success for VH1. The Flavor of Love 2 finale was the second highest-rated non-sports basic cable show of In the show, each contestant is given a nickname by Flav and is referred to by that nickname for as long as she remains in the competition, as Flav says he can remember nicknames more so than real names. Flavor of Love features a clock ceremony where contestants who are not eliminated receive gold clocks to wear around their necks with their picture and nickname behind the hands of the clock.