Lil Wayne Finally Apologizes For Insensitive Emmett Till Lyric After Commercial Endorsement Deals Are Jeopardized

Lil Wayne Finally Apologizes For insensitive Emmett Till Lyric After Commercial Endorsement Deals Are Jeopardized

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I guess an apology is better late than never as Lil Wayne has officially released a statement apologizing for his remarks made about Emmett Till. As previously reported, the YMCMB rapper came under tremendous heat earlier this year for the lyric he rapped on Future’s song “Karate Chop” spitting “Beat that p*ssy up like Emmett Till.”

The family of Emmett Till has been demanding an apology since the song emerged but Lil Wayne has been mum on that issue. Now it seems in the wake of Rick Ross losing his sponsorship deal with Reebok and people calling for Mountain Dew to drop Weezy as a spokesperson, he’s come to his senses.

Now I wonder how sincere is this apology or was it provoked over fear of losing commercial endorsements. Nice letter though but I wonder if Lil Wayne even read it. All men make mistakes but boys hide from theirs. At least go on the radio and read the letter and play like you care and can admit you went too far.

Read the letter below and weigh in your thoughts on rappers going too far and only apologizing when money can be taken off the table.

Dear Till Family:

As a recording artist, I have alway been interested in word play. My lyrics often reference people, places and events in my music, as well as the music that I create for or alongside other artists.

It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist’s song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.

Moving forward, I will not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in my music, especially in an inappropriate manner. I fully support Epic Record’s decision to take down the unauthorized version of the song and to not include the reference in the version that went to retail. I will not be performing the lyrics that contain that reference live and have removed them from my catalogue.

I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy. As a business owner who employs several African-American employees and gives philanthropically to organizations that help youth to pursue their dreams my ultimate intention is to uplift rather than degrade our community.


Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Lil Wayne

For any youngstas not familiar with the heinous crime, peep this video by Hip-Hop artist Vigalantee who documented the killing in rhyme form.

Get educated below and also watch as his mother Ms. Mamie Till tell the story about the tragedy no mother should have ever gone through.

Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Bradley, ca_ 1955_jpg




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