Flavor Flav is a Health Inspector Now

April 26th, 2011 // 46 Comments

Flavor Flav is pulling his name from Flavor Flav’s Chicken in Clinton, IA because it’s giving him a “bad reputation” which seems odd for a business decision based on fried chicken that set black people back hundreds of years. Anyway, turns out Flav only had a licensing agreement with a business partner who was bouncing payroll checks, but apparently the final straw was over spoiled potato salad. I’m not even joking. TMZ reports:

“Let me be straight up with you, I went up inside there on April 2 and I found potato salad that expired on February 28. And it’s then when I realized I can’t do business with this man and I really hope no one ate those potatoes.”

“I also ain’t tripping about this, but there were dudes in there not using cutting gloves or changing them sanitizer buckets every hour per ServSafe requirements. And if there’s one thing Flavor Flav don’t do, it’s unsanitary sanitizer. On top of that, there was unsafe food product left out in the temperature danger zone which made me take out my Swisher Sweet and inform the manager Flav don’t play like that. It only takes four to six hours for food-borne illness to set in, and Flavor Flav ain’t never made nobody shit themselves, nor is he about to start. It’s unconstutionable.”

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  1. Gigs

    Like Chris Rock said, Flavor Flav must be killed. and first!

  2. $.02

    Good for Flav. If only all restaurant owners gave a shit!

  3. “I got a lil captain in me yo! Yeeeah boooooi”

  4. stevebeagle


  5. Flavor Flav Restaurant Closed
    Commented on this photo:

    “I didn’t think fried chicken would make me THAT constipated!”

  6. Flavor Flav Restaurant Closed
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    That kid has the same reaction I do when I hear his music.

  7. Ed

    A month ago he was sayin’ there would be 100 FF Chicken shacks next year . . . But the surprising part of this article is how much Flava Flav knows about the restaurant biz. He used to be a chef!

  8. Senor VonBonBons III

    Props to him for pulling his name from what was obviously a dump

  9. Mark B

    The Flavor of Love girls were starting to get upset that they were no longer going to be the official disease carriers of Flavor Flav, so he kicked the chicken shack to the curb. So much for ‘bros’ before ‘hos’.

  10. So let me get this straight….Mr. Flav’s investment in a restaurant sets back his “people” 100 years and is obviously held out by you as indulging in some stereotype; and thats the bad thing then indulgence in the sterotype. But then after making that statement you adopt stereotypical speech to characterize Flav. Nice.

  11. jake

    It’s strange that food would be left out long there, especially since all the employees wore huge clocks around their necks.

  12. American Bandersnatch

    Why does he have a large clock hanging from his neck?

  13. Deacon Jones

    That’s weird. I didnt see this coming.

  14. sheenius

    Cooking up rocks does not make someone a chef.

  15. Run n Gun

    And da Grape Soda had all kinds of ants n’ shit inside da carba-nation tubesss.

  16. Ksurfiws

    bunch a racist crackers on here

  17. Dan

    In all seriousness, I have a lot more respect for Flav now.

  18. Savalas

    Don’t believe the hype.

    That potato salad was mislabeled.

  19. Lisa meant rough love

    Oh look Flav is performing his prolific hit.

    ♫ Get up and get down, 911 is roughing your down♫ ♫

    • Brooke

      Are those actual lyrics? Did he really rhyme “down” with “down” and get money for it?

      • Yeah, ’cause that never happens with the artists of today. The fact is that Flav made music in a time before it was all manufactured and autotuned to shit, and rap still had a social message.

        And anyways, the lyric is

        “So get up, get, get get down
        911 is a joke in yo town
        Get up, get, get, get down
        Late 911 wears the late crown.”

        Now if you’ll excuse me, my soapbox and I have a dinner date at Popeye’s.

    • Lisa meant rough love


      I read this several times never saw it.

  20. NoCleverName

    You are wrong. On Flavor of Love one of the “ladies” did sh!t on herself.

  21. Well, I’m glad I never stopped there. Every time I drove by there was always a line out the door so I didn’t want to deal with it. Then again, I don’t eat potato salad…eh…

  22. Brooke

    Isn’t this the guy who had a show about strippers having sex with him? The Flavor Of Love? Is that where he got the idea he’s a health inspector?

    … all joking aside, good for him for having tater standards.

  23. Cam

    He’s been looking like he’s way past his expiration date for years and do you hear any of us criticizing him?

  24. Jennyjenjen

    Fish, keep whispering those safety-sani sweet nothings into my ear…

  25. Maybe Public Enemy should send the Ministry of Potato Salad Justice to intervene.

  26. Captain Slappy

    It’s like a train wreck in slow motion. On the one hand, Flavored Fungus there you wouldn’t want to personally come into close contact with, considering the CDC in Atlanta looks to him for new “phases” of viral outbreaks. (I hear his pap smears are a hoot though). On the other hand….if he can cook up a batch of crystal meth and not kill himself or his customers…..he might be THE dude for a chicken shack…but not a Swiss watchmaker.

  27. captain america

    ……………..let’s hope your will is right.

  28. It really isn’t surprising. His father owned a diner/greasy spoon on Long Island and the man actually did go to college (mind blowing, to some of you, I know) where he met Chuck D (who was also attending) and then formed Public Enemy.

    • Just Saying...

      “Mind blowing” mostly because he looks like a piece of dried-up cat poop and is usually wearing a viking helmet. Cry “Genius” all you want… I’m just saying.

  29. Rather Dashing

    Cutting glovess? ServSafe? Temperature danger zone!? Clearly Fish used to work fast food; who else would know about that kind of stuff?

    Annnnnnd I just busted on myself. Great.

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