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Flavor Flav's Chicken Joint

We Could've Been Poisoned

6/15/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The people behind Flavor Flav's Michigan chicken joint claim their landlords DON'T DESERVE RENT ... because the guys who own the building exposed them to POISON GAS!!!

We broke the story ... Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs was hit with eviction papers last month because the landlords claim the restaurant hasn't paid a penny in rent since the place opened back in December.

But Flav's people claim they have a damn good reason to stiff the landlords -- the place had a faulty heater that was leaking carbon monoxide into the restaurant ... endangering everyone inside the building.

Flav's partners filed a lawsuit against the landlord ... claiming they had a duty to fix the problem, but failed to do so ... causing FFC&R to temporarily close its doors.

The chicken joint has since re-opened ... and we're guessing the problem has been remedied because no one has since died (... to the best of our knowledge).

A lawyer for Flav's biz partners tells TMZ, the rent on the property IS currently being paid ... but into a court escrow account, where it will stay until all these messy legal matters are settled.

Team Flav is suing for more than $25k in lost business and other damages.

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teedofftaxpayer    

People who have no idea how to operate restaurants shouldn't open a restaurant. And people who eat at restaurants should do so for the food not because some jive has his name on there.

432 days ago
17.

Razortonge    

To much flavor flav on the chicken yeeeaaa booooi

431 days ago
18.

nicolem    

If they owe over $40, 000 the case should have gone to 16th Circuit Court, which is Mount Clemens, Michigan (Macomb County) which is near Sterling Heights. I live in Michigan and have driven by there. Would never ever think about going there. And neither would anyone else I know. I think most people in Michigan would eat at Chicken Shack, KFC or one of the chicken places in Detroit, even Bavarian or Zehnders in Frankenmuth before they would eat at Flavor Flav's.

431 days ago
19.

Rich     

Buying anything from this poser should clue you in.

431 days ago
20.

FlavorFlavsChicken&Ribs    

DON'T FORGET TO PRINT OUT THIS ARTICLE AND SHOW IT AT THE RESTAURANT FOR A 25% DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT ORDER!!!!

#DON'TBELIEVETHEHYPE

431 days ago
21.

ladybug    

We visited this place once since its right down the street from our house. Saw this coming a mile away. They charge and arm and a leg for crappy food. After the first week the parking lot was empty. Shouldnt that tell you something Flav?

427 days ago
22.

Tweety    

Hey Flav, open one in Baltimore,Md near Greenmount Avenue, much love for chix n ribs. .yea boyyyyyy

426 days ago
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