Flavor Flav’s Restaurant Closes

Flavor Flav’s short-lived fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa has already shut its doors.

According to The Baltimore Sun, Flav’s Fried Chicken closed, after just four months, because of a falling out between the Public Enemy hype man and his business partner, Nicki Cimino.

“I gave [Cimino] permission to take my name and my license to operate a business,” the hip-hop vet told The Sun. “I have to do whatever is possible for me to save my name and that’s to shut the business down because Nick Cimino isn’t running the business right.” This came after news that former employees complained they were not getting paid.

However, according to Cimino, Flav stole his idea. “I started this,” Cimino said. “I put together everything from the menu to the color of the building to the sign. I did everything. What Flav’s doing, he’s a fraud. He doesn’t want to be hurt with the other ventures he’s doing and he wants to become a millionaire off my dime, off my ideas.”

FF  is already working on his next venture—a place in Las Vegas called “Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor.” It would be an entertainment venue and may also include Flav’s Fried Chicken. —Nicole LoPresti

  • $yk

    “I gave [Cimino] permission to take my name and my license to operate a business,” the hip-hop vet told The Sun.

    “I started this,” Cimino said. “I put together everything from the menu to the color of the building to the sign. I did everything.”

    ^ seems like Flav is right

    he gave dude the opportunity and it didn’t work so he’s going to do other things. It was hard to believe that Flav was there in Iowa crunching numbers and watching the staff make chicken all day anyway. No matter how sambo-ish this came across in the beginning, Flav was actually trying to give people jobs and food and the prototype didn’t work (many companies do prototype business moves in small areas).

    No need for that blog Q…

  • Q461

    LOL I guess not my dude…..Funny thing is I heard that joint got good reviews on Yelp…Don’t worry Flav VH1 is already plotting your next minstel show I’m sure….

  • $yk

    there IS another one in the works though…

  • Q461

    lol I’m sure there is…Those shows did really well, I mean good for Flav i guess , he’s in his zone on that. I just don’t see how Chuck deals with the coonery…..

    This site is sleepin… Not a word on this Mobb Deep/CNN madness…

  • $yk

    that and the Mysonne video…

  • Q461

    Yup Mysonne went in on dude and was not afraid to not appear politically incorrect. Lil B is just wackjuice and I still can’t figure out how anyone can listen to him. Hes doin the gay community and the hip-hop community a huge diservice with his antics. Peace to XV, Maffew Ragazino, DZA, John Conner, Laws, Emilio Rojas , Stalley and whoever else got the shaft on the Freshman cover so Lil B could have a spot. Respect to Mysonne for not being afraid to say what alot cats are feelin bout dude.

  • http://maniakmuzik.com dropgemz

    I just looked up Mysonne on youtube because you guyz vouched for him. I see why ya’ll go so hard on Waka & Soulja Boy Tell Em’ even though I bought both of their albums. “Let My Tape Rock ” is the hardest song I’ve heard this year! lol I know I’m Late !

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  • $yk

    @ drop

    this rap thing is like the nba all star game

    you always got the faves and the handpicked coach decisions

    but you always got the snubbed players that can play

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