… but I guess they passed on it just like his genius leather jogging pants. Obviously this has people people scratching their heads and wondering why the man who made “New Slaves” is bringing back the symbol of old slavery. Here’s what Kanye had to say for himself on LA’s 97.1 AMP Radio:
“React how you want. 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. 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 going to do?”
What do you think? Is this straight-up disrespectful or is Kanye so avant-garde that he can make it work?