(AllHipHop News) The tragic June murders of nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina church at the hands of a white supremacist finally pushed states across the country to begin removing the Confederate battle flag from public grounds and license plates. While most of the country believes it's time to abandon the Civil War/Jim Crow symbol of racism and treason, Alabama rapper Yelawolf is not giving up his Confederate paraphernalia.
The Shady Records signee wrote a lengthy post on Facebook defending his use of the flag:
Ain't no way I'm letting some ones ignorance tear me from my roots .. you f*cking f*ck boys can save it with this anti Dixie SH*T !! .. 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 F*CKER ... 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 f*cking 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 .... F*ck 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