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Public Enemy Lawsuit: Chuck D Says They’ll Continue Performing Together, Flava Flav Should Be “Embarrassed”

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 06: Rappers Chuck D (L) and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy perform at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Chuck D of Public Enemy has responded to a lawsuit filed this week against him and several of the legendary hip-hop group’s producers by his partner Flava Flav. In the suit, Flav alleged that he was frozen out of royalties, and that his voice and image were used on the newly released P.E. album Nothing is Quick in the Desert without his consent. In a statement to TMZ, Chuck was dismissive of the claims, and said that Public Enemy would continue to perform together.

“”We will be [together] on a future stage,” Chuck said, adding that Flav “took a wrong turn on this” and “will again be embarrassed admitting on stage about the way it spun out. It’s always this way with him.”

As Pitchfork notes, Chuck also tweeted several times about the suit, implying that Flav’s management had convinced him to file it against his own best interests. The MC also urged “BLOGS ETC” to “do good work.” We’re doing our best, Chuck.