on merchandise for his Yeezus tour. The gear includes T-shirts featuring the flag along with a skull and the words "I ain't comin' down." reports People.com. But in an interview with Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP on Monday, West, 36, explained the reasoning behind using the flag – which was adopted by the Southern states during the American Civil War but has come to represent a symbol of racism and hate to many. "React how you want," Kanye 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?"
Sidebar: Kanye know he can push some buttons.