We wanted to applaud Flavor Flav for deciding to finally pursue the high school diploma he should have gotten in three decades ago. Really, we did.
Then we found out it’s part of yet another reality show idea.
A spokesperson for the former Public Enemy front man and star of reality shows “The Surreal Life,” “Flavor of Love” and “Strange Love” told News 8 Wednesday that they are now in talks with a Quad City area school to possibly welcome Flav (real name William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.) in to complete his GED.
“I want this show to be able to influence people my age that if you dropped out of high school when you were young, it’s never too late to go back and get your diploma,” the 51-year-old rapper told News 8 earlier this week.
While he initially wanted to bring the show, tentatively called “Flavor Flav Goes Back to High School” to Clinton, where his new fast-food restaurant, Flavor Flav’s Chicken, recently opened, Clinton School District Superintendent Deb Olson was opposed to the project taking place at Clinton High School, saying that it would be a “substantial disruption to the school day.”
“If not Clinton, it will have to be another school if they let me shoot it there,” Flav told News 8. “I’m just looking for a high school to shoot my show in.”
And that quote right there is exactly why we would like Flavor Flav to take a seat.