Kanye West does a lot to provoke, but this time he might have gone just a wee bit too far. His Yeezus tour has featured merchandise with the Confederate flag on them, and was even spotted wearing a jacket with the flag on it over the weekend. And somehow, he believes it’s perfectly all right.
During an appearance on 97.1 AMP Radio, West dismissed the controversy over the flag, saying it’s much ado about nothing. He says he’s basically taking the flag and making it his own.
“React how you want. Like I said, any energy you got is good energy. You know, the Confederate flag represented slavery, in a way––that’s my abstract take on what I know about it, right? So I made the song ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag now! Now what are you gonna do?”
(Source: Mediaite.com and 97.1 AMP Radio)