Yelawolf Defends Confederate Flag

Yelawolf 2015
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Yelawolf performs at Mapfre Stadium on May 15, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. 

Alabama rapper Yelawolf apparently just caught wind of the recent escalation in the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, and felt compelled to share his staunch defense of the secessionist symbol on Facebook.

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In a lengthy statement, the rapper elaborated on his central point, "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 !!" Read the full post below, in which Yelawolf describes how the flag is really just a way to convey that "we love our small towns and we love our folks."

 

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He also referenced OutKast's Andre 3000 as a fellow Southerner who endorsed the flag, citing a screenshot from the 2000 video for "Ms. Jackson" in a separate post:

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...

Posted by YelaWolf on Monday, August 24, 2015

" I wear the belt for southern pride and to rebel ... I don't take the confederate flag that serious as far as the...

Posted by YelaWolf on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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