Public Enemy have parted ways with their charismatic MC Flavor Flav, after more than 35 years, Rolling Stone reports. The dismissal came two days after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bernie Sanders' campaign after his bandmates said they'd appear at one of his rallies in Los Angeles. Frontman Chuck D suggested on Twitter the disagreement over Sanders' rally was financially, not politically, motivated - "i there was a $bag, Flav would've been there front & centre. He will NOT do free benefit shows". Flavor Flav's cease-and-desist letter accused the campaign of using his "unauthorised likeness, image and trademarked clock in promotional materials" for a Los Angeles rally, even though the rapper "has not endorsed any political candidate". Public Enemy later performed at Sanders' LA rally, under the Public Enemy Radio banner - featuring Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws.