Flavor Flav Promises to Fund the U.S. Water Polo Team to the Paris Olympics: ‘Imma Sponsor the Whole Team’

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The Public Enemy founding member responded to a call for support after captain Maggie Steffens posted on Instagram

<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty</p> Flavor Flav in Beverly Hills on Sept. 30, 2023

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Flavor Flav in Beverly Hills on Sept. 30, 2023

Flavor Flav is the ultimate hype man!

The Public Enemy founding member is showing his support for U.S. women’s water polo after a member of the team shared that she and other players need financial help — and are working multiple jobs — in order to get to the Paris Olympics.

“Some may not know this, but most Olympians need a 2nd (or 3rd) job to support chasing the dream (myself included!) and most teams rely on sponsors for travel, accommodations, nutritional support, rent/lodging and simply affording to live in this day and age,” Maggie Steffens, the 30-year-old captain of the U.S. women’s 2024 team, wrote on Instagram on May 4. “Especially female sports and female athletes. We’ve had companies & amazing individuals support our sport alongside donors, USAWP & USOPC, but we always need more help.”

To Steffens’ surprise, the 65-year-old hip-hop icon responded to her call.

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“AYYY YOOO,,, as a girl dad and supporter of all women’s sports - imma personally sponsor you my girl, whatever you need,” Flav, a father of eight, wrote. “And imma sponsor the whole team.”

Flav added that his manager would be in touch with Steffens’ agent and that he would “use all my relationships and resources to help all y’all even more.”

“That’s a FLAVOR FLAV promise,” he added.

The three-time gold medalist was seemingly taken aback by the rapper’s largesse.

Related: Team USA Water Polo Star Maggie Steffens Says How Team's Bond Helped Her Cope with Olympics Delay

“OMG THANK YOU!!!” Steffens replied back. That means the world! 🙏🏼🙏🏼You will love water polo! team behind the team! 💪🏼”

The women’s team, which won gold in 2012, 2016 and 2020, is looking to net a fourth consecutive gold medal this summer.

For Flav, showing support is part of his own game.

Related: Flavor Flav Defends National Anthem Performance and Says He Wanted to 'Honor' His Late Military Relatives

Last fall, the DJ sang the national anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks game, achieving what he called — in his trademark third-person way — a “bucket list” moment that was all about his own family.

"It may seem odd for Flavor Flav, a member of Public Enemy to do the National Anthem. But I had family that served in the United States military and I wanted to honor them," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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