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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rapper Flava Flav to open fried chicken restaurant in Iowa: 'Col. Sanders, you better watch out'

From: http://www.nydailynews.com/
Rapper Flava Flav is turning his talents to fried chicken with the launch of his own restaurant.
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Rapper Flava Flav is turning his talents to fried chicken with the launch of his own restaurant.
 
Rap star Flava Flav is bringing New York-style fried chicken to little Clinton, Ia.

The wacky reality TV star and Public Enemy rapper is opening Flav's Fried Chicken Monday in the Midwest town of 26,000 that's 200 miles west of Chicago.

"I always said to myself, 'Col. Sanders, you better watch out," the rapper says in a YouTube video. "Your boy Flava Flav is coming and you better watch out."

Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., has been in Iowa preparing for the launch and told the Clinton Herald newspaper he's even ready to work the fryer.

He admitted it was a bit off the beaten track for him and says hopes to expand quickly to "hundreds" of outlets.

"I ain't gonna lie: This is way out there," Flav said.

The new joint will be called FFC and the rapper says the idea stemmed from the 99-cent wings he served at Mama Cimino in Las Vegas.

His business partner is the brother of that restaurant's owner.

Flav was known for his signature "yeah, boyee" chant and wearing a giant clock necklace when Public Enemy was topping the charts in the '80s. He found fame anew in 2004 on the third season of VH1's "The Surreal Life" He also starred in the network's "Flavor of Love."

He has a culinary degree and restaurant experience - and a serious shortage of modesty.
"I'm gonna have this place crowded like O'Hare airport," he bragged.

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