YN Blackout: Kanye West

Written By: @Elliottwilson November 11, 2013 @ 2:08 PM EDT YN Blackout
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Confederate flags, fam? Nah Mr. West. That not what’s best. Glad to see your tour is back on but you really need to dead that Dukes Of Hazzard bullshit. We get it. We get it. You’re on your provocative new slaves shit and you’re trying to take away the pain of what that symbol has meant. But it’s a losing battle, my G. Don’t disrespect your bomber like that. Listen to Tip and stop that shit.

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  • Nathaniel

    shoulda blacked out on that weak ass worst behavior video.

    • rick

      in some ways true drake messed up with trying to make a funny skit…..it should be short and sweet like stfb

    • BATTLEFIELD4

      HAHAHA… YEEZUS LEFTOVER SONG called “RECKLESS” .. https://soundcloud.com/love_at_first_sound/reckless

    • petey wheatstraw

      so true

    • BigNigga

      deffo I agree. Elliott is up drakes ass so much Aubrey gonna be farting that stupid ass laugh

    • Jxsper Noir

      KUDOS.

  • CanYouAllHearMe

    I can see in 10 years time Kanye saying back in 2013 i was gonna through some mental problems and wasn’t right.

    • RINGMASTR

      Two years.

      • peteywheatstraw

        6 months…or next album whatever comes first

  • nukc

    Yall actin like bitches sensitive ass niggas… and yea shoulda blacked out drakes wack.as vid.

  • Winston Churchill

    No one called him out for wearing leather dresses though.

    • RINGMASTR

      Lord Jamar did

  • Donn

    Lol, can’t wait to mention Drake any chance y’all get. Undercover fans.

    But yea Kanye is a media whore at times and it takes away from his overall message. Like if Kanye just put out music and videos and toured like regular ppl he probably wouldn’t be Kanye Kanye. He always has to have extra gimmick shit attached. Be nice if artist could drop albums and videos and just tour and leave all the extra antics to the pop publicists

  • HipHopology

    drake’s video could have been a YN Blackout too, this is a good one though

  • Doobi-Roc

    I have a thought on why Kanye doing this, I really hope I’m rite.. Waiting for him to speak on it……

  • theghostofMLK

    YN if it is okay to use the word “nigga” (a.k.a nigger to any intelligent person who has the ability to think for themselves and not take 2pac’s cop-out definition as gospel truth), then Kanye can wear his Confederate Flag proudly. You can’t pick and choose which medium is okay to use to take the pain of slavery away – I mean deaf and dumb black people need a way to let go of their pain go too. The real losing battle is that we still call ourselves niggas as a “term of endearment” in 2013.

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    One thing that I don’t be seeing nobody say is what’s the difference between the confederate flag and the word nigga? Same roots. Same history. Represented the same exect thing. But everybody is wildin’ like “This nigga better take off that confederate flag!” lmao

    • Drock

      Thats a good point but Im still not feeling yeezus rocking a confederate flag

      • RINGMASTR

        Me either.

    • D-Twice

      Wow that was actually a good point. Especially from this website.

    • topramenshit

      the word nigga comes from a root word that means “black”. the word nigga is like the word “gay”. its only offensive because they are equating blackness or homosexuality in the case of “gay” as inferior or something disgusting. The confederate flag on the other hand roots are disrespectful to blacks and promotes slavery. there’s no gray area.

      • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

        the confederate flag was the flag of the people who promoted slavery used the word nigger to intimate blackness with inferiority. same thing.

  • LOYAL FAN OF RAP RADAR

    I LOVE HOW YN CAN JUST WRITE THIS ON HIS SITE, SIT BACK AND SAY “I OWN THIS SHIT” LOOL

  • BeReal

    Was the “we get it, we get it” drake reference necessary? Cant believe i actually read it like that.

    • Lok-o

      YN has these moments where he (whats a nicer word for dick ride) whoever he thinks is the hottest. Every now and then hes wrong as to who he thinks it is but I just take it as him doin his job.

  • Daniel Moreno

    Why should he listen to anyone? Especially people that just follow the trending pop culture… He made it a point to do whatever he wants so Rap Radar probably isn’t his go to spot for how to be cool.

  • RBS

    I see what you’re saying, but you clearly contradict yourself by using the word “nigga” so…

    • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

      I didn’t contradict myself b/c I didn’t say whether wearing the conderate flag or saying nigga is right or wrong. i pointed out that people crucify Ye for the flag but no one bats an eye when he says nigga. true statement.

      • RBS

        I’m not sure why you’re defending yourself against me, as my comment wasn’t a response to you…

  • Mikey – Toronto, ON

    All due respect to the GOAT but don’t be pissed because he didn’t do crown with you YN. You’re better than that. Kanye’s reservations on society are bulletproof and eventually will bend the tide in the opposite direction. Just wait on it.

    • RINGMASTR

      Haha

      • BeastCoast

        what could a canadian know about american civil rights. u laughin but u dont know shit. stfu and go smoke a rock or two with ur mayor

  • NativeKing

    waste of time ready this…maybe next time elliot

  • blackholesurfer

    whatever man its a rebel flag and thats what the Confederates were REBELS.

  • Ian

    Looks like YN took out “nigga” right?

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    Subversive , Post-Punk.

  • TheBrownMansZorro

    YN HOW R U GOING TO TALK… YOUR NOT EVEN BLACK….. your doing this for publicity bullshitt!!!! shitty ass site now hip hop DX KILLS YALL..matter of fact im about to go back on there noww!!!!

  • Q tip

    YN a Sucka.. kanye aint gonna listen to nobody. Freedom to do whatever he wants idk why y’all hate.

  • bronxbillyunz

    YN I DISAGREE – IM RIDIN’ W/ YE ON THIS ONE – WE TAKIN THAT FLAG TOO- IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME – BUT IF WE ARE CONSISTENT W/ FLAUNTIN THAT FLAG – TO SAY ” WE OWN THIS” – RACISTS WILL TURN DOWN FROM USING IT – PERIOD. – LIKE JAY JERKIN NIGGAS SAID – YOU BAG A FLAVA CHICK AT THE SHOW – WE TAKIN THAT TOO!!

  • RINGMASTR

    C/s. That confederate shit’s ridiculous.

  • The Ghost of Dipset

    YN isn’t even black. Not with that mohawk and that 14 yr old white girl laugh

  • petey wheatstraw

    kanye gonna have white hipster kids running around the innercity with the flag shirt getting their head cracked open by ppl my age who recognize what its bout

  • Illverse

    Kanye needs to realize that very few art forms are like hip hop production. I mean that in the sense that you can steal…er.. “sample” an existing finished piece of music and add some drums and a synth here and there, and we in hip hop culture give you full and entire credit for creating a new and original piece of music. That’s all Ye’s production has ever consisted of. Now he is making the mistake of thinking the rest of the world works that way.That flag still means what it means regardless of it being on a flagpole or on one of Ye’s designer jackets. You can’t “sample” it and make an original piece Ye. It’ s not a new creation. Ye is going through issues with realizing that the rest of the world isn’t quite like the hip hop community he doesn’t care about appealing to anymore. Ironic.

  • Darrell Cabey

    YN is a culture vulture whose opinion has no real value. He’s one of the supporting cast in Hip-Hop. He’s like Nikko on Love & Hip-Hop…

  • http://gonesofar.com/ @SjeezS

    Huffpost Live did a solid segment about the deeper implications of this issue, http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/kanye-the-confederate-flag/527944c0fe34440c3f000115

  • http://www.twitter.com/izzybozay912 Izzy Bozay

    I love it! I’m from GA(southeast) and we used to rock the big buckles(custom leather belts with our nicknames and hood etched in them) with the Confederate flag on them when I was in high school back in the late 90’s. Around that time when Lil Jon start buzzing(see Bia, Bia video). It’s a pride thing with us! Don’t Be S.A.F.E.(sensitive as fuck everyday) DSGB4LIFE

    • http://www.twitter.com/izzybozay912 Izzy Bozay

      Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

  • Mars

    How can a grown man even write a paragraph like that. That dude is like 40 years old and still trying to talk (and type) like some gangsta, then changes up and tries to sound all eloquent when interviewing (and meat-riding) his hero Jay-Z.

  • El Moreno

    u had lil jon rocking this flag in his videos,their was a click name jim crow and ya never said shit about it,now u want to use kanye to speak up on something that should have been done a long time ago? YN im not a writer but i have look’t up to u for years do to the work u have done to report hiphop,but this makes u look like benzino when he decided to run the source…

  • Leo

    When your done blacking out on ye are you going to get around to blacking out on Jay for being out of touch with the black culture he’s always talking about pushing forward? I doubt it. I highly doubt it Jay can do no wrong in YN eyes and its a shame

  • Kweli

    This coming from a man who calls himself Yellow Nigger… or is it Yellow Nigga?

  • Derek

    You seriously put Kanye on Blackout for this? Get off of his dick for a minute and let the man do what the fuck he wants, bitch you aint his momma. Probably think that the civil war was about freeing slaves (clue: it wasn’t, pick up a book).

  • http://www.abornewords.com/blog-pleasure.php Nicole Kim Phillips

    This is so funny right now because Play Clan http://www.playclan.com has gotten the attention of the like of @Essencemag editor @VanessaBush and the fashion really is cultural and hot. There’s lots of color and even though Clan is included, it does not resonate negatively with me or what we stand for at Abornewords. Though the spelling is different it could offend someone. Different things mean different things to different people. Creatives understand that you connect to people, places, and things for different reasons. The punch line…Maybe when Kanye West looks in the mirror, he see a white man. Just saying

  • AKbar

    i think he just likes the colors and has no idea what the stars in the cross stand for. I mean even if Jim Crow was inspired by the flag this doesn’t make kanye west a racist, or a maniacal mismatch for the growing youth which is mislead as it is and i think he’s still perfect to this day

  • figaro

    Bitch Ass Niggas, i Fuck you up talking about kanye like that my nigga. like, he just taking symbols and Changing Their Meaning Because He’s Tired Of Society Doing The Same Old Shit Every Time with taboos and shit. Every other rapper and blogging ass nigga just follows the currents but never think about changing shit they think its’ wrong. Kanye’s just talking the bullet for people and y’all bunch of critizing balling ass niggas but that’s good cauze he’s doing it to call others attention and y’alkl are giving him that,. And it doesn’t matter if it’s bad press either due.