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Epic Records Apologizes For Lil Wayne’s “Emmett Till” Lyric, Will Edit Song


Epic Records is feeling the heat from Lil Wayne’s disrespectful lyrics mentioning the late Emmett Till, on a Future track.  Weezy makes a distasteful comparison between the teen—who was viciously murdered for whistling at a White woman over 50 years ago—and his bedroom skills.

The leaked track is a remix to Future’s “Karate Chop,” and will be edited by the label. Additionally, the label offered an apology saying in part that they are going to “great efforts” to remove the track .

“We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s ‘Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics,” reads the label’s statement. “Out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family and the support of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr….we are going through great efforts to take down the unauthorized version.”

Epic further stated that it plans to re-release the record, without the vulgar line.

A family member for the Till family lashed out at Wayne, calling his rhyme “dishonorable to his name and what his death has meant to us as a people and as a culture.”

Label Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid also reached out the family to personally apologize.

Wayne has yet to make a statement on the matter.

Photo: Gerald Herbert


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  • I wish they would take the same position on the rest of the filth
    that’s beginning programmed in our young minds. I can’t speak for the world but
    where I live in the city of St.Louis, Mo., we have a drug crisis that is being
    ignored, many of the young people are becoming addicts right before us and
    rather than address the issue many people make excesses for the unacceptable
    behavior of our youth.

    We have radio stations that freely play music as they are
    calling it that glorifies the use of DRUGS that’s wrong I don’t care who they
    are, when you glorify poison to your own people you are part of the problem of
    the community.

    When we examine the behavior of many of our young people we
    will find too many of them are on everything from Molly to X pills to heroin to
    prescription drugs mixed with cough slurp. All these play a role in attitudes and
    affect one’s ability to deal with other people, which leads to violence.

    If that’s the position you take with Lil Wayne as you
    should. Take the same stands on all of them, he isn’t the only one
    disrespecting the community, but as soon as one them record companies give one
    of them so-called leaders a few dollars everything ok, smdh


    emmett must be a black person