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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