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The debate over the Confederate flag has been a heated topic all year. Back in June, Killer Mike shared his opinions on the whole flag debate. He said that he didn’t care if people chose to have the Confederate flag on their homes, trucks or shirts but made it very clear that it has no place flying over schools or official buildings.

It’s a touchy subject to say the least, and because of that many artists have tried to avoid speaking on it. However, others like Yelawolf feel the need to not only speak on it because declare a firm stance. Last night, the Alabama rapper used his Instagram and Facebook accounts as a platform to defend the Confederate flag.

Beginning by saying, “Ain’t no way I’m letting someone’s ignorance tear me from my roots.” Though there are many racial ties embedded into the history of the Confederate flag, many Southerns also view the flag as a historical and sentimental symbol of their history. To prove the latter, Yelawolf went on to name examples of other rappers—Southern black rappers to be exact—who have also worn the Confederate flag in the past. He completed his defense with an additional post of a still from Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” video where Andre 3000 can be seen wearing a Confederate flag belt buckle.

Ain't no way I'm letting some ones ignorance tear me from my roots .. you fucking fuck boys can save it with this anti Dixie SHIT !! .. You media succubus in fashion and news are taking full advantage of yourself's business .. Not knowing at all the damage you're creating by giving a false impression of who we are in the South .. We're GOOD PEOPLE !!! .. We love our small towns and we love our folks .. For me and me only I'll tell you like this … Rip DIME BAG DARRELL !! and Long live PANTERA !! .. Long live Lynyrd Skynyrd !!… Long Live Dukes of Hazard . .And mother FUCKER … The DIXIE WILL NEVER DIE !! … Do you want Me to mention my black inspirations on the Dixie side .. like Big Gipp who I saw in a full Dixie Flag outfit at Madison Square Garden in 05 ? , or Andre 3000 rocking a Dixie Flag Belt buckle in " Sorry ms Jackson ? " , maybe little Jhon or Pastor Troy who rocked the Dixie Flag in a protest against ignorance ? … I saw the GROWTH and the POWER !! NOT THE DEMISE !!! And here we have these fucking yuppies from the west coast and world wide jumping on this band wagon .. Who know NOTHING ABOUT US .. Other than the movies and misrepresented news reels they see .. Lied too at school and at home .. Further deepening the injury of social perception .. With this wack ass image of a burning Dixie Flag …. Fuck that !! … Well I can tell you that a #slumerican will never support you .. We're beyond you all .. More open and way more prepared than you are ⚡️⚡️🇺🇸⚡️⚡️DIXIE !!! @savetheconfederateflag #slumerican

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