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Public Enemy founder Chuck D. has addressed comments and criticism regarding a new restaurant group member Flavor Flav recently opened in Clinton, Iowa.

Flavor Flav opened his business Flav’s Fried Chicken last week, drawing worldwide media attention to the eatery, which is co-owned with restauranteur, Nick Cimino.

Some headlines ranged from humorous, saying the business set America back 60 years, while others used the opening to ask more serious questions about race in the media.

“He does groundbreaking sht in South Africa etc 71 tour 76 countries and press rather pay attention to asking me about Flavs chicken WTF?” Chuck D. tweeted. “I give FLAV credit I rather him sell something most people EAT why does Popeye Bojangles and The Colonel get automatic blackfolk?”

Chuck D. pointed out that both Sean “Diddy” Combs (Justin’s) and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter (The 40/40 Club and Buffalo Boss) both have successful restaurants, which have not been scrutinized in the same manner as Flavor Flav’s Fried Chicken.

“So the twitiot question here is how does 51 year old Flavor Flav make a living besides being a musician in PE? And would YOU support that? Flav opens a chicken frAnchise and thinks of entering where Diddy and your favorites have done. Mind u I don’t drink OR eat chicken.”

As for Flavor Flav, he seems to be brushing off the criticism. In a new interview with the Des Moines Register, Flavor explained that he planned to be very hands on with the business – literally.

“I don’t want to be just known to have a spot,” Flavor Flav said. “You’re going to find me in here working. You’re going to be catching me seasoning my chicken, flouring my chicken, frying up my chicken, and not only that, but serving my chicken to my people.”