Alabama based rapper Yelawolf stuck a tiny pin into the tension bubble that’s become southern hospitality at a show in Memphis, Tenn. last night.
The hot topic has flourished like flames in a wildfire since national villain Dylan Roof was pictured supporting the confederate flag last week after he shot and killed 9 innocent church members at a historical black church.
Yelawolf took a brief interlude before playing his signature song “Pop the Trunk” to comment on the nature of today’s society.
“Look around. Look at how diverse you all are. Look at how diverse my music is. We’re bigger than that,” said Yelawolf surrounded by a vigil of waving lighters.
Roof incidentally placed a magnifying glass on Southern heritage as most mainstream media coverage now calls for the complete removal of the flag from sight on public places. The South Carolina Senate decided to vote to take down the confederate flag as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday.
Although the vote is expected to be in favor of removing the Confederate flag from sight, many southerners are speaking in volumes to uphold that the flag is nothing more than a sign of “Southern pride.”
“If you think that flag stands for racism and hate. You can leave,” continued Yelawolf.
Yelawolf is scheduled to perform in Knoxville tomorrow before going on an international tour to Italy and Russia.
His latest album Love Story hit the charts April 21, and features the hit single “Box Chevy V.”