If you know anything about Yelawolf, you know he’s a white rapper from Alabama, so the news that he is down with the Confederate flag shouldn’t come as a total surprise. And yet! At a time when governments across the South are choosing to retire the age-old Civil War battle banner because of its racist connotations, the Eminem protege has taken to Facebook to share some impassioned thoughts on his Confederate pride. Key phrase: “you fucking fuck boys can save it with this anti Dixie SHIT !!” Read his full statement below, via Spin.
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 !! .. You media succubus in fashion and news are taking full advantage of yourself’s business .. Not knowing at all the damage you’re creating by giving a false impression of who we are in the South .. We’re GOOD PEOPLE !!! .. We love our small towns and we love our folks .. For me and me only I’ll tell you like this … Rip DIME BAG DARRELL !! and Long live PANTERA !! .. Long live Lynyrd Skynyrd !!… Long Live Dukes of Hazard . .And mother FUCKER … The DIXIE WILL NEVER DIE !! … Do you want Me to mention my black inspirations on the Dixie side .. like Big Gipp who I saw in a full Dixie Flag outfit at Madison Square Garden in 05 ? , or Andre 3000 rocking a Dixie Flag Belt buckle in ” Sorry ms Jackson ? ” , maybe little Jhon or Pastor Troy who rocked the Dixie Flag in a protest against ignorance ? … I saw the GROWTH and the POWER !! NOT THE DEMISE !!! And here we have these fucking yuppies from the west coast and world wide jumping on this band wagon .. Who know NOTHING ABOUT US .. Other than the movies and misrepresented news reels they see .. Lied too at school and at home .. Further deepening the injury of social perception .. With this wack ass image of a burning Dixie Flag …. Fuck that !! … Well I can tell you that a #slumerican will never support you .. We’re beyond you all .. More open and way more prepared than you are
⚡⚡⚡⚡DIXIE !!! #slumerican
Regarding Yelawolf’s claim that “We’re GOOD PEOPLE,” he did throw free PBRs into the crowd when I saw him at SXSW years ago. So he at least has that going for him.