Rap veteran Flavor Flav has dismissed allegations his fried chicken restaurant is in financial difficulty after a number of employees claimed their pay checks had bounced. The Public Enemy star launched Flav's Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa in January, but the fast-food joint hit headlines on Monday, April 4, when a number of staff members went public with claims they hadn't been able to collect their earnings.
Two employees alleged they were owed several weeks of wages after banks refused to accept their pay checks. Flavor Flav has now spoken out about the allegations, insisting there is no problem with the company accounts and all his employees have been "paid in full". He tells WQAD television, "Let me say this - being that is is a new up-and-running business there was a couple glitches, ya know, with the credit card machine, ya know what I'm saying."
"Right now we've got that fixed and there's nothing else that's going to bounce ever... I'm not worried about that (the claims) because it's not true information... Maybe these are people that's (sic) probably just jealous of me being here and probably wanting to see me out... but yes, we do have money in our accounts..."
"This business has been successful and it's gonna even grow bigger... You're going to have people bad mouthing you and trying to take you under... but can't nothing take your boy Flavor Flav down... And employees are paid, in full."