Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne's Emmett Till Lyric May Cost Him Mountain Dew

Till's family wants the company to drop the popular rapper

by MTV, April 30, 2013

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne's unapologetic stance doesn't sit well with the family of civil rights figure Emmett Till, whom Weezy referenced in a lyric on Future's Karate Chop (Remix).

The lyric has since been stricken from the record by Sony, but Wayne's failure to apologize has prompted Till's family to take action against the Pepsi-backed Mountain Dew endorsement of Lil Wayne, the family told Saturday.

Wayne appeared on the remix to Future's Karate Chop in February, which made a correlation between his sexual prowess and the 1955 murder of Till for whistling at a White woman. "Beat the p---y up like Emmett Till," Wayne rapped.

Read it at MTV.

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