If you ask me, I’d say that Kanye West just sold out. I know it’s important to be a businessman in the music industry, but being a businessman doesn’t mean you give up your morals and what’s right.
West, who regularly promotes merchandise that sometimes displays the Confederate flag, was asked about that decision in a recent interview. His answer?
“You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way, 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?”
No one’s going to do anything about it Kanye. That’s the beauty of living in the United States, as represented by the American flag. You are free to make good decisions and you also free to make stupid ones. The American flag represent that freedom. But if you choose to own a flag that represent oppression and slavery, then go right ahead and do that. You are free to put your businessman mentality ahead of your morals.
God Bless America, or in your case the Confederacy.