Kanye West Is Taking Back Confederate Flag

Over the weekend, Kanye West was photographed with a jacket emblazoned with the confederate flag. This comes in the wake of criticism that Kanye has faced in recent weeks over the selling of merchandise that bears the controversial slavery-era symbol.

West appeared on Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP, where he explained why he has recently embraced the former flag of the Confederacy and put it in on his merchandise, People reports.

“You know, the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way – that’s my abstract take on what I know about it,” he said, according to People. “So I made the song ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now what are you going to do?”

[Via People]

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  • DeFinite

    Can we veto Kanye from being African-American?

  • I need more cowbell

    “controversial slavery-era symbol.”
    come one for cerials… anything from that era is bad automatically?
    hey lets also ban muskets and top hats. fuck it lets ban all the us history from that time.
    Just cause low information idiots perceive the flag as racist doesn’t make it racist.
    My god my fucking god. More Americans died during the civil war than all other us wars combined.
    Learn life and history.