I gotta ask — what happened to New York? How did that end between you two? She seemed so into you, so in love with you, and it was like her heart just kept getting broken every time.
She did love me, but then again she was really just there mostly to be on TV, man, you know what I’m saying? The girls I [kept] around [were] the girls that I know that weren’t there for me. They were there for that quick buck. New York definitely fits the whole description. Her moms did it to her. Like mother like daughter.
How did that end between you two? End of show, end of “relationship?”
Nah, nah. After the show ended and I had picked Deelishis… me and New York was good friends and everything. Will never be enemies.
How does it feel to know that your show was the catalyst for urban reality love shows?
Wwwwwooooowwwww! Well I’ve always been a trendsetter, you know what I’m saying? It’s just an honor to know I could start a trend a lot of people would wanna follow, and I don’t think it was a bad trend. All of those shows made for good television, just like Flavor of Love did. All of those shows that followed my show, Ray J, Bret Michaels, and everybody else that followed my show, I’m just proud of what y’all did and if y’all can, do it again.
Do you see yourself doing anymore reality TV in the future?
Yeah. I got a reality TV show coming up. I’m gonna take my FFC restaurant and turn that into a reality show. It’s gonna be like an updated version of Happy Days.
Is that the restaurant you’re starting in Vegas?
Right. Inside of the Riviera [Hotel]. I’m going to bring the Riviera Flavs’s House of Flavas, and inside the house of Flavas we wanna have a store selling merchandise. I’m going to have a place that showcases a lot of my memorabilia like clothes that I’ve worn in movies and videos. I got a full bar and lounge. Also, on the other side I’m having a stage being built, so I can bring entertainment to the Riviera and on the other side of the stage we’re gonna have a recording studio and then all the way in the back we gonna have the food, but my main thing is to bring Riviera Hotel and Casino entertainment and I wanna put them back up on the strip. I got an opportunity, so I’m going for it.
Since you have so many business ventures going on, what really happened with the chicken spot that shut down?
Well, when we first started off… we started off real, real good. But in order to win in the food business you have to have consistency and there was no consistency. So what I had to do was shut it down, restructure it, go back to the drawing board [and] start over. [Then] open up again. We gonna give it another shot, but also I got two guys named Salvator and Gino. They wanna put five FFC’s out in Detroit, so we’re gonna put five FFC’s out in Detroit.
So it’s gonna be a full on chain moving forward?
Yeah. It ain’t the end of the chicken business for Flav like everybody saying it is.
There’s been a lot of speculation about your relationship with you children lately. What is your relationship with you kids right now?
The relationship with me and my kids is great. They love their dad, and they’re proud of him.
Do you see them pretty consistently?
I don’t consistently see them because they live here on the East Coast. I live on the West Coast, so I get up here and I try to see them as much as I can. I have four grandchildren. I don’t care what nobody say. I’m one of the proudest, one of the flyest grandfathers a kid could have.