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You Will Never Guess Which Major Star Was Just Photographed Wearing a Confederate Flag Jacket

"It's my flag now. Now what are you going to do?”

Kanye West attends the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at W Hotel on December 6, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Getty Images / Dom Perignon)

Rapper Kanye West was seen wearing a jacket emblazoned with a Confederate flag Saturday as he left the gym.

West was photographed by celebrity-gossip website XI7.

-- Click here to see the photos of West sporting the controversial jacket --

Kanye West attends the celebration of Dom Perignon Luminous Rose at Wall at W Hotel on December 6, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Getty Images / Dom Perignon)

The often outspoken star, who recently recorded a song titled "New Slaves," defended the decision to sport the attire in an interview with Los Angeles' 97.1 AMP Radio.

“React how you want," West reportedly told the local radio station. "Any energy you got is good energy."

"You know the confederate flag represented slavery in a way -- that's my abstract take on what I know about it," he reportedly continued. "So I made the song 'New Slaves.' So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It's my flag now. Now what are you going to do?”

West also drew controversy when he featured the Confederate flag on merchandise promoting his latest album.

(H/T: XI7)

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