November 3, 2013


Kanye West Sports Confederate Flag Jacket

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Michel Dufour/WireImage

In the aftermath of the obscenely lavish proposal seen round the world, Kanye West is back to his old pot stirring ways. 

First he went about suing YouTube co-founder, Chad Hurley, for releasing footage of his intimate engagement ceremony and now People caught 'Ye sporting a Confederate flag emblazoned on a giant, puffy aqua coat.

But this isn't West's first foray into Confederate flag fashion statements. He has already received criticism for merchandise for his massive Yeezus tour—where fans can pick-up t-shirts with the flag, a giant skull and the words "I ain't comin' down." 

The "Black Skinhead" rapper explained his thought process behind the controversial move recently in an interview with Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP.

"React how you want," he said. "Any energy is good energy. You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way—that's my abstract take on what I know about it.

"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?"