Flavor Flav Goes Back to School in Latest Reality-TV Pitch

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Vibe / October 2, 2009

Flavor Flav is shopping yet another reality-TV show, this time seeking a diploma, not a love interest.

Public Enemy’s most animated member is pitching a show about returning to high school, since he never completed his education, dropping out in the 10th grade.

“I just want to show the world it’s never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you’re old to get it,” Flav told Access Hollywood. “Everybody sees me as this big love mogul. Now I got a baby girl, I’ve been there and done that and now it’s time for the next episode.”

While he may be serious about getting that piece of paper, the 50-year-old star of VH1’s Strange Love and Flavor of Love makes it clear that he’s there to have fun as well.

“There will definitely be some wackiness too!” he said. “I’m going out for the band, and the basketball team, and the football team. I’m still gonna keep Flavor Flav the man around! If the football team is losing the game, I’m gonna put on a jersey, and I’m gonna go out there and win the game for my school!”

Flav hopes the show will help turn the focus of reality TV to more positive things.

“I think right now the direction of reality TV needs to change,” he said. “I started out the trend for the dating shows on reality TV. My heart is saddened about the murder that happened within the course of that. I am going to change the course of things. People want something more right now; they want something smarter.”

At press time, there was no time line for Flav’s show, or any indication of interested networks.