“Flavor Flav is a cultural icon. He’s really well-known among people who grew-up in the 80s and 90s. He had a show on VH1. He always wore a clock around his neck,” host Ron Bonjean of the 15th Day before Christmas party at his home with Sara told us. Oops, we forgot to ask Flavor Flav about the clock so we looked it up: “The reason why I wear this clock is because it represents time being the most important element in our life,” he said. “Time can’t afford to be wasted, but not only that, but God only gave us one life. Each minute we live, we got to live each second to our best value. Time brought us up in here, and time can also take us out.”
We did ask him about being perhaps the real first reality show icon: “Well, not the first reality TV person, but I’m the first one to have five hit reality TV shows. I stayed number one for five years on VH1. I brought VH1 its most viewers…. 7.5 million. They never seen that number yet. Nobody ever broke my record. I set it off, though. I set it off. I paved the way for reality TV. Yeah,” Flavor Flav told Hollywood on the Potomac.