Report: Flavor Flav's chicken joint not paying rent, could close - New York News

Report: Flavor Flav's chicken joint not paying rent, could close

Posted: Updated:
Flavor Flav's Chicken and Ribs location on 15 Mile and Van Dyke in Sterling Heights, Mich. Flavor Flav's Chicken and Ribs location on 15 Mile and Van Dyke in Sterling Heights, Mich.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -

The giant Movado clock is ticking on rapper and reality star Flavor Flav's fried chicken empire.

His chicken and ribs restaurant in Sterling Heights has been accused of not paying the rent since December 2012, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

The celebrity news web site says Flavor Flav's Chicken and Ribs location on 15 Mile and Van Dyke is on the ropes unless it finds a way to come up with $25,000 in missing rent, late fees and damages.

TMZ reports eviction papers have been sent to owners and the restaurant could close in a matter of weeks.

TMZ reached out to Flav who said, "I'm gonna figure out what's going on and get to the bottom of this ASAP!"

Flav opened two other chicken joints over the past few years, one in Iowa and another in Las Vegas. Both have since shut down.

Flavor Flav, whose real name William Drayton Jr., was a founding member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy in the '80s. He found new fame in 2004 as a cast member of the third season of VH1's "The Surreal Life," which spun off into "Crazy Love," with Flav and actress Brigette Nielsen. He also went on to star in the network's "Flavor of Love."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices