I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it myself: 20 women vying for the love for Flavor Flav.
You may remember him from VH1's hit shows "The Surreal Life 3" and "Strange Love," but just when you thought you heard your last "Yeah, Boyeee!" VH1 is hitting you with a third dose of the Public Enemy hype-man who made sporting big clock necklaces famous. Flavor Flav is back once again, this time as an eligible bachelor where women will try to win his heart in the new series "Flavor of Love," premiering Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 PM*. The series can also be seen on VH1.com at "The VSpot" on December 25.
After his failed romance with Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav is ready for a new and true romance. In "Flavor of Love," 20 single women from all walks of life, selected for their expressed love for Flav, will move into a "phat crib" in Los Angeles and vie for his affection. With help and advice from Big Rick, Flav's gigantic body-guard and chauffeur, Flavor Flav will date all of the women, weed out the ones who are only after his fame and fortune ... and in the end will choose his one true love.
Back in the days when I was a naive liberal, Public Enemy, with Chuck D, Professor Griff, Terminator X and Flavor Flav as hypeman, was one of my favorite rap groups. And PE was widely successful too as despite Chuck's pro-Black, militant rhymes, PE and their rock mantras were a huge hit with young white teens and middle-class surburbia. Therefore, having kept in touch with the going-on's of the group the idea of Flavor Flav (who now has 6 kids, has a huge load of child support payments to make, still wears a big clock around his neck and has proven to be a reality-TV star) exploiting his zany persona for more $$$ makes plenty of sense. But where they found 20 women that would actually vie to compete for Flav's love is a whole 'nother story.
Must be some really desperate times we live in.