“Someone could be a better rapper…. But culturally impacting? …who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?” Kanye West is healing America’s racial wounds while helping white people dress better. To do this he has reclaimed the Southern Cross.

Once (as in this morning) regarded by many as a symbol of racism, the confederate flag is featured on tour merchandise of his Yeezus tour. ‘React how you want,’ he said during an interview with radio station Los Angeles 97.1 AMP. ‘Any energy you got is good energy. I represented slavery, my abstract take on what I know about it, I wrote New Slaves. So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. What are you going to do?’

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