If Kanye’s surprise guest –– a Jesus Christ carbon copy –– wasn’t enough to stun his audience at the Yeezus world tour kickoff in Seattle, his line of merch is sure to spur some controversy.
It’s to no real astonishment that Kanye should pick the confederate flag as a focal point in his t-shirts and tote bags. His sixth studio album, Yeezus, comprehensively tackles the topic of racism in American history. As such, the rap mogul seeks to redefine the historically controversial image.
Virgil Abloh, who serves as West’s creative director, posted one of the graphics on Instagram with a line from Ye’s single “New Slaves” – “Our mama’s were raised in an era when…”