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Kanye West Defends Putting Confederate Flag On Merchandise

CST, November 5, 2013 Both Kanye West Chicago shows have been postponed until further notice. Reports are that the cause is some damaged equipment that is part of the stage show. A recent statement from Def Jam in the wake of canceled shows in Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis mentioned 60-foot LED screens that were harmed in a truck accident. A telephone call to the United Center confirmed that both Chicago dates, on Thursday and Saturday, have been postponed. No information was available regarding rescheduled dates or ticket refunds. Copyright 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC <br>Source:,0,2801954.story

Kanye West Postpones Additional "Yeezus Tour" Dates

Last month, the New Slaves multi-platinum selling recording artist announced plans to feature the racially-charged image on merchandise for his natiowide Yeezus Tour. Apparently, he wasnt bluffing. During an interview with Los Angeles radio station 91.7 AMP, explained the reasoning behind using the flag a 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, he said. Any energy is good energy. You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way a thats my abstract take on what I know about it. <br>Source:

He explained: "We can be frustrated sometimes, we are frustrated creatives. I called him first as a friend. I said, 'I know you, man. I don't think we should be spoofing this'. "Because after I did the interview I was shaking, still a little bit nervous, like, 'What have I done? What have I opened up? <br>Source:

Kanye West Embraces Confederate Flag, Says ‘React How You Want’

The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly." There is no official word on when the tour is slated to continue. Kanyes "Yeezus Tour" made headlines when it was reported that West performed Jesus Walks alongside a man dressed as Jesus . West spoke about this with San Francisco radio station Wild 94.9. "One of the things that I wanted to really get across with that message is that Kim Kardashian without make up you can have a relationship with Jesus, that you can talk to Jesus," Kanye West said. "In the same way how Kim Kardashian new pics someone will have 'Jesus is My Homeboy' [on a T-shirt], that is the way I would express it and the way I create, is that you can have a relationship with Jesus, that you can talk to him." This is a test of the error system Add New Comment Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below. <br>Source:

Kanye West talks about THAT Jimmy Kimmel moment: "What have I done? What have I opened up?"

Kanye runs the risk of green-lighting something that is overtly racist, and I dont think he has any plan in mind on how to Kim Kardashian shoes line educate people, Cook said. The opportunity to educate people on the symbolism of that flag and the racism attached to it is there. Not everyone is holding West to such a standard. He is an entertainer, for Gods sake. Surprise, surprise. Of course, its part of a publicity thing, said Harvard University law professor Randall Kennedy, adding that that doesnt preclude it from being useful, interesting or justifiable. Kennedy, whose half dozen books on race include Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, said there are parallels between groups co-opting epithets and West co-opting the flag, But listen, n-r is still a term of abuse used to terrify people and hurt people. There are both positive and negative potential upshots to Wests campaign, Kennedy said. <br>Source:

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