Rapper Lil’ Wayne has disrespected the memory of Emmett Till in a new song that was released by Epic Records called “Karate Chop”. In case you are unfamiliar with Emmett’s story, he was murdered August 28, 1955 after flirting with a white woman. From Wikipedia:
Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta region when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store. Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till’s great-uncle’s house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later.
Lil’ Wayne raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/ Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.”
Epic released a statement: “We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s ‘Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics. 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.”
Only would Lil’ Wayne think that “wheels” rhymes with “Till”.