Flavor Flav Unveils The Story Behind His Famous Clock Chain

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During a current interview on SiriusXM, Flavor Flav instructed the story behind his iconic clock necklace. He revealed the entire thing really began as a joke, claiming {that a} “crackhead” gave him his first one. He’s worn the clock chains all through most of his profession, even gifting one to Harvard University earlier this 12 months.

Flavor Flav begins, “So one day, as a joke, as a joke, you know, this crackhead came through my projects, you know what I’m saying? Selling these shower clocks that she stole from a place called Fortunoff.” He continues, “Well, she went to Fortunoff, stole this big bag, big box of shower clocks came through our projects selling them. So my boy, Son of Berserk, you know what I’m saying? He took the stopwatch off my neck and put the clock around my neck and everybody was laughing. It was a big joke and all of that.”

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Flavor Flav’s Clock Necklace Started As A Joke

Flavor Flav attends as WEtv celebrates the premieres of Growing Up Hip Hop New York and Untold Stories of Hip Hop on August 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for WEtv)

The artist then reveals that what might have began as a joke, ended up getting him some critical consideration. Flavor Flav remembers touchdown on the entrance pages of varied publications for the style assertion. “So they dared me to wear that clock on stage,” he defined to Roxanne Shante, “but during the show. So when we went to open up for the Beastie Boys in Passaic, New Jersey, 1986, I wore the clock, Roxanne, and then the next day on the front page of NewsdayNew York TimesNew York Post, the look of the clock was dope.”

Flavor Flav can be celebrating being almost three years sober from alcohol, and over 15 years sober from medication. “To everyone out there struggling with addiction, it is a real battle you fight every day,” he wrote in June. He went on to inform followers, “if I can do it anybody can do it.“

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