Kanye West makes an unexpected statement concerning the controversial flag from the South

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Some of the shirts and tote bags Kanye West is selling bear the Confederate flag, long a controversial racially charged symbol. When asked about the flag merchandise on Los Angeles’ 97.1 AMP Radio on Monday, West had a novel answer.

“You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way,” he said. “So I made the song ‘New Slaves’ (on his new album, ‘Yeezus’). I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag now. Now what you going to do?”


West’s merchandise is available at concerts as well as at a temporary West Hollywood shop located next door to Dash, the boutique owned by his fiancee, Kim Kardashian, and her sisters. “(The merchandise) is super, like, ‘hood and super white-boy approved at the same time,” West said on the air. See the video below for a classic Yeezus moment.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)