Lil Wayne publicly apologized to the family of murder victim Emmett Till at a concert in Tennessee after previously upsetting them by referring to his violent death in a song.

The line, from a leaked remix of “Karate Chop” with rapper Future, said he was going to “beat” a female’s genitals like Emmett Till, who was 14-years-old when he was beaten, tortured, shot, lynched with barbed wire, attached to the fan of a cotton gin, and thrown into Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River for allegedly whistling at a white woman in 1955. His death helped to launch the civil rights movement.

The rapper performed a cleaned-up version of his track during a show in Nashville, last week told audience, “I apologize to the family of Emmett Till.”

Lil Wayne previously addressed the controversy in a public statement and insisted he would not mention the Tills in his music ever again, but fell short of delivering an apology.

2 thoughts on “Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family During Show

  1. But this is the kind of coonery, buffoonery and tomfoolery black people support and admire. This fool had made millions spouting this kind of poison. And believe it or not, he still does. Shameful.

  2. Jiggy5 on said:

    What an absolute disgrace. What if a white person had uttered these words? Hypocrites all of you. I’m ashamed to be black. ZERO COMMENTS? WTF PEEPS

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