A friend of mine once said, “Correctly applied heavy effort is greater than hard work.” The family of Emmett Till must have heard that saying before because just days after they said they would pressure Mountain Dew to drop Lil Wayne as a celebrity spokesperson for his insensitive rap lyric referencing Emmett Till, Weezy penned an emotional letter sympathizing for his actions.
On the remix of Future’s “Karate Chop,” Lil Wayne rapped the line, “Beat the p***y like Emmett Till,” which caused public outrage. The Tills asked for an apology and for the reference to be removed from the song back in February when the track first leaked. However, Lil Wayne kept his mouth shut about the whole thing. Future’s record company, Epic Records, took action by removing the disrespectful reference and issuing an apology to the Till family. Still, Lil Wayne was silent which made people believe he didn’t care one way or another.