Source: Rob Markman / MTV
Despite the months of criticism that Lil Wayne has faced in regards to his hotly contested Emmett Till lyric, the Young Money president has remained silent on the issue, until now. On Wednesday (May 1), Wayne, addressed the offensive rap line in a letter to the Till 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,” the rapper wrote in the note, which was made public and posted in full on MissInfo.TV. (MTV News reached out to sources close to Wayne who confirmed the authenticity of the letter.)
The lyric in question appeared on the remix of Future’s “Karate Chop” single, which was released in February. On it, Wayne made a correlation between his sexual strength and the 1955 fatal assault on the civil rights figure.
Future’s label, the Sony-distributed Epic Records, immediately pulled the lyric from the song, but the Till family, unsatisfied, continued to demand an apology from Wayne. They even threatened to go after the rapper’s corporate sponsors, Mountain Dew.
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