Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line
Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till.
The line, from Future’s “Karate Chop” remix features the line, “Pop a lot of pain pills / ‘Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels / Beat that p—y up like Emmett Till / Yeah …”
Yesterday, we reported that the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation were deeply offended by the lyric, and demanded it be taken down.
The label issued a statement Wednesday night apologizing for the release of the song.
“We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s `Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics,” the statement said. “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 will release an official version of the song that “will not include such references.”
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