Yelawolf Posts Photos Wearing Confederate Flag

Alabama rapper deletes controversial flicks after backlash.

Posted: 01/10/2014 10:14 AM EST
Filed Under Music News, Yelawolf

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Kanye West and Yelawolf have more in common than rapping. They both have love for the Confederate flag, and aren't shy about showing it off.

Yela recently posted and deleted a series of photos of the flag, one of which shows him wearing a jacket printed in the flag's design.

A second image shows a pair of cowboy boots with the flag draped in the middle, captioned, "Whats in my airport security tray has changed a bit I'd say … Look Mamma No Hands !!@slumerican .SLUMERICAN.MADE. Me do it … Lets hope Canada is as friendly to the Dixie flag as Kanye West is,” he wrote adding the hashtag, #crackersintoronto" and "see ya soon baby,” to fiancée FeFe Dobson. 

The "Slumerican" shout out is a reference to the Alabama native's record label. Unfortunately, the images of the flag given that it's seen as a reminder of racism and slavery in America has muddled his promotional attempts.

For now, Yela hasn't commented on the controversy, but a fan offered a rebuttal to those calling him racist, pointing out that the 34-year-old, born Michael Wayne Atha, is "half White and Cherokee [Indian]" and in a relationship with Dobson, who is of English and Jamaican descent.

This, just months after Yeezus began merchandising Confederate flag clothing on his tour.

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(Photo: Yelawolf via Instagram)

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