According to reports, Flavor Flav’s Fried Chicken is the subject of a new lawsuit filed by a distribution company for non-payment.

Flav’s former business partner, Nicolo Cimino, owes the company more than $12,000 for failing to pay for food shipments.

The Public Enemy hype man closed the Clinton, Iowa chicken joint last month with reports of fraudulent business practices. Employees of the restaurant accused Flav and Cimino of failing to pay them on time ands writing bad checks.

“I had a licensing agreement with Nick Cimino and that’s all we had,” Flav said. “It was his business to run from there and the business was not run right.”

The former reality star has plans to re-open Flavor Flav’s Fried Chicken in Las Vegas.

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