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11/08/2013 08:34 am ET

Kanye West Is Trying To Take The Confederate Flag Back

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He wears glittery masks when he performs on stage; he compares his reality TV-star fiancée to the First Lady; he goes on Twitter rants against comedians. Kanye West’s recent interactions with the public appear to be more performance art than PR, and his tour merchandise could represent his latest works. T-shirts, bags and hats for his Yeezus tour feature the Confederate flag, long a symbol of rebellion and white supremacy in the South. West has decided to erase the flag’s meaning and assign his own: “I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now what are you going to do?”

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