It seems that all is not well within the Public Enemy camp, as it's been revealed that rapper Flavor Flav is suing his bandmates.
The hip-hop icons recently released an album 'Nothing is Quick in the Desert', but it seems that the man with the giant clock - whose real name is William J. Drayton - was not on board with its release.
He filed a lawsuit against his fellow MC Chuck D and the Public Enemy team alleging "despite Drayton's position in Public Enemy, the group’s management and related companies have for years attempted to minimize his role in the Public Enemy business, while continuing to rely upon Drayton's fame and persona to market the brand."
He also claims that he is owed royalties and although he did contribute to their latest album in the studio, he did not know that they were final takes, had "no input on the creative direction of the record" and that his voice and image were used without his consent. "On or about June 29, 2017, Drayton was shocked to see that a new 'Public Enemy' album was being released, and his image was being used in multiple media outlets to promote the album," the suit alleges. "He had never heard of the album, nor heard any of the final mixes."
Lucky for Chuck D, he's got a back-up band in the form of rock/rap supergroup Prophets of Rage, who release their debut album next month.