Kanye West's Confederate flag embrace based on 'abstract take' on slavery

(WJLA) - Kanye West is at it again, and this time, it's about his embrace of the Confederate flag.

According to People magazine, Kanye was captured Saturday wearing a jacket emblazoned with the flag that represented the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

His display of the flag on both his clothing and gear sold at his concerts comes on the heels of the release of his new single, New Slaves. He told a Los Angeles radio station that it's an "abstract take" on what he knows about slavery.

"I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag. Now what are you going to do?" West told 97.1 AMP last week.

Kanye's tour, Yeezus, is scheduled to stop at the Verizon Center in Washington on Nov. 21.