“In My Own Words”© (IMOW) Flavor Flav, The Real Man
Behind The Clock And Sunglasses
York, NY, May 23, 2011 -- Using Ascot Media and
Aston Publicity Groups’ innovative announcement tool
‘In My Own Words’ (IMOW) as the vehicle in which to
speak out, Flavor Flav: The Icon speaks to his fans.
The statement below was written by
Flavor Flav and it may be copied, printed
and announced but cannot be altered in any way
without the express permission of
Flavor Flav (William Jonathon Drayton, Jr.).
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“To all of my fams
(I’ve taken the ‘n’ out of fans and replaced it with
an ‘m,’ because a fan doesn’t do anything for me but
cool me off when I’m hot and a ‘fam’ is one that
supports me), I thank you all for making me who I am
today. Without y’all, I would just be an ordinary
person in the street, no different and no better
than anyone else - the only thing that makes me
different is my job description.
My life has taught me that nothing is really easy.
Everything in life you want can come to you, but you
really, really have to earn it and deserve it. You
only get to live physically once in this lifetime,
so while we are living this one time - we need to
make the best of it. When we die, we become nothing
but memories to other people and we want to leave
them the best memories ever.
If I could influence and mentor today’s youth, based
on my past experience, I would tell them that I made
some very serious mistakes in my life. I would like
for everyone in the world to read my book about the
mistakes I’ve made, so hopefully they won’t make the
I have always been told I have a lot of interesting
things to say and stories to tell. I've often
thought about doing my own talk show. If I did, I
would probably use the style of
Arsenio Hall, but a
Jerry Springer or
Maury Povich style show should be a lot of
fun. I have been asked if I would ever do Donald
Celebrity Apprentice Show and my reply to
that is it would be a pleasure to once again see and
Donald Trump. If I do come out with my own
show some time, all I can say is... 'Once again,
Flavor Flav has reinvented himself.'
Anyway, I decided to write a book. My new book is
Flavor Flav: The Icon The Memoir (Farrah
Gray Publishing). My book is edgy, compassionate
and often hilarious! My book is a thrill ride from
the heights of my stardom to the depths of my
despair and Yo! I'm still here to tell it. I've been
down some pretty dark holes - but somehow I always
found the strength to climb back out of them.
I get asked about regrets but I have no regrets in
my life and I would change nothing. The reason is
because it took the past to bring the future, and if
I was to change something in my past then today I
might not be able to teach what I’ve learned.
I want to add that I think
In My Own Words (IMOW) is a great idea for
celebrities to say in their own words how they feel
about their life and what’s going on in it. That’s
Public Enemy, made a record called Don’t
Believe The Hype, which means…don’t believe
everything you read or hear. The best source for the
true information is ‘from the horse’s mouth!’
God bless you all with your life, your future, your
goals, and your families. And once again, I thank
you for making me who I am today -
Flavor Flav: The Icon.
God bless and peace to all. See y'all on my book
Sunday, May 22, 2011
- New York Tour -
May 23 – 30, 2011
- Los Angeles
Tour/The Grammy Museum - May 31 – June 7, 2011
Freaky Comedy/Book Tour – Summer
Flavor Flav: The Icon
The Memoir (Farrah Gray Publishing) Available
Everywhere Books Are Sold.