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Q-Tip: No Diss To Kanye But F*ck Wearing The Confederate Flag


(AllHipHop News) Q-Tip not only supports Kanye West but also fully believes he’s a new slave. After Kanye’s vocal support of wearing the confederate flag and selling confederate flag-themed merchandise on his Yeezus tour, Q-Tip voiced his disapproval.

On his personal Twitter account, the fellow G.O.O.D. Music attributed Kanye’s controversial wardrobe choice to a race-wide psychological brainwashing:

 

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Kanye West explained to People Magazine that he taking ownership of the meaning of the Confederate flag and reimagining it:

You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way – that’s my abstract take on what I know about it. So I made the song ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now what are you going to do?

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  • I like Kanyes approach with it, but I also see where Q-Tip coming from. It’s like a Jewish person wearing a swastika shirt….it’s like a slap in the face to your enemy.

    • Were Black people better off back then?

      250K Blacks controlled 1/2 of 1% of the nation’s wealth. Today, 13 million control that same 1/2 of that same 1%.

      Economically speaking, they are doing worse, but so are the whites.

      • its called population growth.

      • What is the term for the wealth controlling % not going up?

        1% = 1%
        Regardless if it’s 250K or 13 Million.

      • Jahmal Johnson

        What is your point dude? This flag nonsense is West being a F’n idiot on all accounts. Really you dumb as negro – @ Kanye West – which is why I won’t buy his shiet –

      • The civil war wasn’t fought to end slavery….it was fought to expand it.

    • “.it’s like a slap in the face to your enemy.” really?? lol its a slap into the face of yourself LOL… its like a cowboys fan wearing eagles gear and thinking that it makes the eagles look bad, nah it makes the cowboy fan wearing eagles gear look stupid. good talk

      • It’s all perception, another example Tommy Hilfiger was made primarily for white ppl to wear but in the 90’s look how many blacks were rocking it! Even Timberland boots owner didn’t like blacks wearing his boots yet we still wore it. Same concept

      • Jahmal Johnson

        Until he stated he doesn’t like when black folks where his gear. Let me see a brotha with that shiet on nowadays!

      • V29

        You do know that Hilfiger never said anything about black people rocking his clothes right? That was a straight up lie that almost ruined that man.

      • Spadey

        Bad analogy…eagles gear isn’t offensive to me (a dal fan) it just makes the person wearing it look bad (unless they’re from phil). We wore our X after spike lee dropped Malcolm and it didn’t stick, they still rockin they X, I say kill the segregated meaning in the flag by desegregating the exposure……but don’t get mad when whites desegregate the word n!&&@

  • Brooklyn Stoop

    so i guess we forgot andre 3stacks doing the same thing

    • And David Banner as Well as Lil John…and if im not mistaken Pastor Troy as well

      • Brooklyn Stoop

        I knew their was more but couldn’t remember…….I knew they was all southern rappers

      • Yeah probably because the south dealt with it and is still dealing with it moreso than the north…dont recall to many stories of extreme racisim up north as it is in the south….especially in places like GA,MS,AL, LA and TX…We deal with it a bit in FL too but those states are Notorious for it.

  • Jayson C Williams

    Both sides are agreeable to me. I see where kanye self loathing ass is tryna do.. But we don’t really care it’s the fact it’s him “kanye” that’s doing it that makes it topic worthy!

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  • ZUBU

    Tip on point, we are still scarred from that horrific experience. We also still are in the struggle against oppression. At least some of us are as P.E. would say “you gotta fight the powers that be.”

  • he thinks its his flag, well guess what racist also view it as their flag LOL.. another prime example of just how dumb kanye is, people just really love to paint him as a genius even himself, but he is the dumbest most out of touch celeb around

  • Bdot Yocomp

    History is already being rewrote, if its left up to the media our grand kids wont even know slavery existed. It will be a myth like king arthur and the knights of the round table. Im cool with him showcasing the flag as long as theres a message that comes with it.

    • kanye have a message? lmfao.. black people need a new hero.

  • scullyson

    Kanye takes Ingorance to an all time high with this move.

  • Obi Won

    lmao Kanye is NUTS!!!!

  • Quintin Williams

    Guys, I’m a huge fan of the old Kanye but this Nigerian really thinks he’s above everyone else. I’m tired of this dude complaing about the paparazzi, clothing ideas and his dick sucking, porno doing fiance……damn she fine. Just make music and stop all the god damn complaining already

  • Pierre Elliott

    AND THIS IS HIP HOP??

    • Spadey

      Hip Hop is rap, break dancing, graffiti art, and scratching…..this is politics!

  • Live Well

    Kanye’s fake revolutionary act is a slap in the face of real revolutionaries. He’s a culture robbing coward.

    • Montezuma1

      Otherwise known as a gimmick.

  • Beck

    Q-Tip’s tweet could have been about the confederate flag, or any flag that has ever represented America. It’s interesting that we feel one way about that flag, but not the one that represented Jim Crow, CointelPro, NSA spying, FEMA failures, etc. Racists represent under many flags from the confederate to the tea party.

  • David Gonz

    hes talking abotu the rainbown flag. everyone knows the native tongues are closet homos. bonita applebum was a famous tranny biggie and mr cee used to pop out.

    • Pirate7x

      Only you think that. Stop fantasizing and just step out the closet son.

      • David Gonz

        BRO ITS FACTS. U SEEN PICS OF BABY BAM WITH LIPSTICK? GOOGLE IT> EVER SEEN BUSTA RHYMES WITH A BITCH? ME NEITHER

      • DJ7

        Purely speculative….you’ve produced 0 hard evidence other than…google…nuff said

      • David Gonz

        google baby bam lipstick.

      • David Gonz

        NI**AS SEE KANYE IN A DRESS. Q TIP IN FUR COATS TALKIN ABOUT ITS VIVRANT. THEY NEVER SEEN BUSTA WITH A BITCH. BABY BAM IN LIPGLOSS. BAAAMBATTA WHO IM A HUGE FAN OF GETTIN CAUGHT WATHIING THE WRONG KINDA KIDY FLICKS. MASE WITH A TRANNY IN ATLANTA. EDDIE MURPHY. GAY ASS DRE. AND THEN THEY STIKLL WANT PROOF LOL. U WANT EDDIE TO BUTTFUCK YOU OR SOMETHING???? TO ME I CAN TELL THEM NIGNOGS IS GAY. GO AHEAD AND GET SOME PROOF THATS ON YOU

      • DJ7

        You sound a lil too passionate about it champ…do you

      • David Gonz

        YOURE THE ONE THAT WANTS “PROOF” LOL. AS FOR YOU NO PROOF NEEDED. IT IS KNOWN.

  • C. Black

    I completely disagree with folks hammering Kanye for this. Way I see it, he’s taking their coveted flag which represents a sour moment in history and taking the power from it. On some, (your flag means nothing to me, this MY world) type shit. I can dig that.

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    • I agree

    • AlbertoRipRon

      You don’t take power away from something by assimilating it’s representation into your culture as a means to defuse it’s impact. You don’t like something, you demolish it and don’t represent it.

      • ZUBU

        If Kanye wants to make a statement, he should burn that rebel crap in a video and post it everywhere. Create some real dialouge among the masses. Make a video and put tons of pics of brothas being lynched with that flag flying. Show black and white pics, of brothas burnt to a crisp. Then flip back to him in color burning the rebel rag.
        Ye ain’t got the nuts for that, he will lose whatever corporate backing he has. All he wants to do is create attention, and make some paper.
        What happened to the Kanye that put Bush on blast? What happened to the Ye who snatched the mike from the white chick at the award show?

      • AlbertoRipRon

        Yeezy just isn’t the same no more…

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  • JamalFromGhostwriter

    The sign of the cross probably represented the death penalty until Jesus died on it. A symbol doesn’t have to mean one thing forever.

  • Spadey

    I grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Nashville, TN. Straight up, that flag makes me feel a certain way when I see it. How does it make you feel when you see it? ……..I’m in total support of taking that power away from the racist.

  • AlbertoRipRon

    I can dig Q Tip. Psychological warfare and conditioning is real out here

  • I understand Kanye’s theory…what would make a racist feel like sh*t more than the thing they hate mocking them and knowing that he’s successful is really the icing on the cake…especially if you cant do nothin about it…its taking the power away from it, kinna like what happened with the N Word, make it powerless

    • C. Black

      Mocking. Thats the word I missed in my previous post. Exactly.

      • Yeah I figured that…lol I see a lot of ppl saying stuff like burn they’re flag but I believe this way is more effective…you burn the flag it will just enrage them and give them even more of a reason to spew they’re hate…now if you mock them all they can do is get mad and say we don’t wanna use it no more because they (us blacks) think its cool now and it doesn’t have the same effect as it use to

    • Miguel Alexander

      I disagree with the N word being powerless because what happens each time a person other than black or brown uses it?

      • Personally i feel like its lost its power…before when it was being used towards blacks it was use to put down, now when ppl try to use it to put ppl down theyre own kind have been putting them in theyre place about using it and saying that its not cool, so thats why i feel like if it hasnt already lost; its losing its power.

      • DJ7

        That word means the same today as it did before to the folks that “matter”…believe that

      • So if it doesnt bother you that means you dont matter??? Or is it more comendable that a black person isnt phazed by a word that was originally created to put him down…if anything i think the later is best, why would u want someone to be affected negatively by a word from another person, isnt it better if someone says something that is meant to hurt u but it doesnt…some ppl really need to let it go, it happened more than likely before any of us were born, we no longer deal with it in the same manner…and seriously think about what i just said vs just responding defensively…theres nothing wrong with moving forward.

      • DJ7

        My comment didn’t post B…What I said was right & exact b.u.t. I assume it frightened the gate keepers…I clarified to whom I referred to as: “the people that mattered”… It was along the lines of the folks in charge of our everyday lives…maybe I got too specific…anyway, in no way was it a shot at you and I must say it’s a sad day when the truth is silenced due to ruffling a few feathers at the top…I know now who controls AHH

      • i was able to read the full message and understand your argument, didn’t take it as a shot to me personally more of a some ppl will still allow the word to affect they’re day/mood when they here it, and some of us will hear it and hear it (and possibly naive for it) as just the everyday part of the vocabulary that it has seemingly became.

      • Miguel Alexander

        As a black man I never became accustomed with the word. I want to reprimand people of color who use it so freely in the presence of company but get upset and uptight when anyone else uses it…..it still is a powerful word because it evokes so much emotion. On the other hand I’m from NJ originally but live in NC and when I see the stars and bars I think to myself, the people flying it obviously lack sympathy for the many blacks who’ve been tortured and died under that flag, how would the families of 9-11 feel if the Taliban flew their flags in America after that day?

      • I’d say read my comment below, i believe it applies to your comment as well.

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  • Severe Thebeneficent

    The theory of taking the power of slavery away and “what he knows about it” sounds cool, but if you wanna really cripple a racist you arm yourself with FACTS!
    Otherwise its a gimmick!
    Knowledge, wisdom and understanding of who you are as a black man woman or child in america is all you need! His whole approach would be respectable if he spoke on actual facts and schooled the listener instead of playing with this whole illuminati gimmick….

    • C. Black

      I see you. I dont know if the man spits facts about any of this in his recent music, as I dont really listen to any of his recent material, but whos to say he isn’t full of knowledge/facts, wisdom, and understanding on the subject after the curtains close and he chillin at the house. I dont know if he necessarily needs to put it all out there under the spotlight. This power move says enough.

      • therealjjohnson

        Knowing without sharing is like not knowing at all.

      • RapItUp

        I like this right here..

      • Severe Thebeneficent

        true indeed! AHH blocked my initial reply, but thats my point! what good is having the key to salvation if you dont share it with the people? at that point its like salvation to whom exactly? how can one truly escape slavery if he doesnt understand why he’s in bondage? and what good are you if youve unlocked a gem but hog the knowledge to yourself? Its like a book with all the answers and nobody reads it…then what is it…besides just a book? nothing about this is a power move! like snap outta that bullshit! everything the glitters aint gold my g! its a feeble attempt at provoking the underlying tension america was BUILT on… to evoke emotion using bullshit to trick the already lost mentality, thats mind control 101 right there!! hardcore capitalism!! Stop trying to mimic the mentality of the devil! this is the music industry! The youth of this generation tend to like the idea of going indie but still adhere to the rules of the corporate structure 100%, i.e. asking ” how many records did he sell?” when the artist is indie! in essence your an agent for the corporate paradigm! This generation has absolutely ZERO control over their tomorrows or their future….on ANY level whatsoever…worse than ANY generation before them….all the tight jeans vans or ollies you adapt to wont change who and what you are…and U.O.E.N.O. it… smdh! This is gonna be one sick and fucked up “i told you so”…watch…

  • Chris

    How would a Jewish person look with a Nazi flag draped around their necks? Like a f*ckin’ clown. Get the f*ck outta here Kanye.

  • brotha_man

    like the word nig*er?

  • Soulgasm

    Man…..I wish Pac was still alive. Smh…

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  • Sean Power

    guess who not get invited to the wedding ?

  • Freebe Jackson

    so making a song saying you a new slave….now you flying the confederate flag trying to own it. Kanye you are a slave but you not gone make me (people like me) accept that being a new slave is cool. This weirdo is openly accepting that he and many people are slaves and its cool. Although we don’t have physical chains on, a lot of people have mental chains on. Locking up people of color in a privatized prison system, giving outrageous sentences for no violent offenses is slavery. Promoting negative rap music that kids of color try to imitate is slavery. Kanye is accepting this instead of speaking out against it.

    • RapItUp

      I actually think its exactly the opposite of what you’re saying.. He’s not embracing being the new slaves, he is bringing light to the situation. Sure, he could do this in many other shapes/fashions.. But this one seems to have some pretty controversial impact. Once people slow down and listen to the message. This isn’t saying I agree with the proposed method, but I’m all for playing devil’s advocate

  • david3528

    I liked him better when he was wearing the teddy bear head.

  • EVOLONE

    I am not sure where I stand on this, however I think I do understand…….its like sayin F$%$ the meanings and symbolism that they gave to everything we know who we are and we being who we are we are superior it is just like when people say the “N” word then differentiate on the meaning, it started off and suppose to be something negative in the way we are seen and perceived however “we’ use the word as a greeting and a sign of endearment, believe me nobody that flies, support, or worship the confederate flag is saying yeah go “ni99er” help support our cause and spread our beliefs, they are more then likely saying WTF is this ni99er doing……he is taking the power away from the symbol in the same way we justify using the word n!99@…………I understand but not exactly sure where I stand.

  • RBG4Life

    Man, how about we just make some powerful sh*t and just say f*ck you this what we about/stand for instead of all the cloudy it means this/that sh*t? Clarity. Definite. Clear to the point. That aint “artsy” enough? lol

  • V29

    I guess this flag sh*t doesn’t really bother me like that. To me Ye is just using this sh*T for attention and controversy to those who will bite. I grew up seeing it(small town) and the white people weren’t really wiling out with it like that. You can’t just look at it as an automatic symbol of hatred; that’s simplifying it too much. Some people truly mean it just as a symbol of southern pride. I had a dude I went to school with that wore a shirt with the flag on it and he said if it offended anyone he would take it off. Nobody tripped off of it and he didn’t get his ass beat for it. Everybody pretty much knew everybody where I’m from and people have more pressing issues to deal with.

  • pauleyPee

    Even though Kanye talks totally too much… He has a progressive style. So, I wouldn’t dawn a confederate flag. But I understand not only what he’s trying to do, but what he’s actually accomplishing to some degree.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      def i can agree with that … its about knocking walls down … and not keeping them up !! … leaving the confederate flag the confederate flag is like leaving that old memory up … kanye revamping it and changing it is like knocking that thing down and hopefullly changing it to something positive …. but @ the end of the day .. conferderate … american flag …. who cares they both did us wrong @ the end of the day lol ijs

  • Mugshot_McGruff

    Koonye dont know when to quit. Any stunt for a buzz

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  • Kody Scott

    damn right @ mugshot. KOONYE. nuf said.

  • $$$ ain’t nothin

    whats next he coming out with a KKK sheet set

  • WE MAKE SOMETHING. THEY TAKE IT… WE WILL TAKE WHAT THEY HAVE.

    • Live Well

      The difference is, we don’t want their shit.

  • THE REVOLUTION IS NOW

    • 84stickupkid

      What revolution? U dreamin. The revolution to fk up black folks minds? U ain’t no 2Pac. You or your boy Jigga and Eminem wit his devils horns ain’t on Pac’s level and neva will be. Fk yall. HOLLER IF U HEAR ME !!!

      • David Gonz

        THE REVOLUTION WHEN NIGGS START TURNIN HOES TO HOUSEWIVES LOL

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  • Droc8

    This nigga is lost .You’ll never see a REAL nigga wear that bullshit I’ll burn that shitty flag.