Flavor Flav to Host ‘Flavor Flav’s Vegas’ Variety Show
Aside from a recent lawsuit filed against Public Enemy, Flavor Flav has kept a low profile over the past few years. Now, the P.E. hype man is looking to get back in the entertainment world and has announced the development of a Las Vegas-based variety show.
Flavor Flav's Vegas will feature the energetic rapper interviewing celebrities, participating in comedy sketches and jamming with musical guests. “I always dreamed of being a variety show host, and I think it’s about time,” he said. “And Las Vegas needs a talk show. I want to be the one to bring Vegas its first real live talk show. It won’t just be me interviewing guests, but also I’m going to have a variety of people coming through my show that are in movies, television, etc.”
The variety show will be directed by Leon Knowles, who previously worked on the Arsenio Hall Show, The Talk, Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent. The show will also include the Grammy-winning Teddy Riley, who will serve as the music director for the series.
In August, Flav sued Chuck D and Public Enemy over royalties, claiming he hasn't received a check in years after striking an agreement with Chuck D to split the profits of various P.E. business ventures. Chuck D eventually fired back at Flav, saying, "Flav has his rights but took a wrong road on this." He went on to say Flav "will again be embarrassed admitting on stage about the way it spun out. It's always this way with him."
Up next for Flav, the rapper joins an all-star cast for the augmented reality component to Master of the Sun - The Zombie Chronicles, a Marvel Comics graphic novel. The voice cast also features Stan Lee, Queen Latifah, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Rosario Dawson.
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