Kanye West: ‘The Confederate Flag Is Mine Now’

A few weeks back Chez Pazienza posited that Kanye West’s Yeezus tour merchandise was really an attempt to take back the Confederate flag as a giant “Fuck you” to rednecks. A theory I immediately dismissed because it seemed way too awesome for a man who honestly believes he’s a civil rights movement and a race car-driving princess. So naturally he just confirmed it in a radio interview because God hates me. Via Mediaite:

“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?”

Surprisingly, I took a few minutes to absorb a reality where a man who agreed to a wedding special with Kim Kardashian is pissing on the south, too, and I’m actually on board with this now. Here’s why:

1. Fuck the Confederate flag.
2. Fuck Kanye West.
3. Gun owners are predominantly racist and probably aren’t going to take this well.
4. See #2.

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