Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Asks Lil Wayne to Remove Reference to Emmett Till from New Song
Lil Wayne is being asked to edit some of his lyrics.
Airickca Gordon-Taylor, director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, has requested that Lil Wayne remove Emmett Till’s name from his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop.”
Gordon-Taylor calls Wayne’s use of Till’s name “disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectful to our family.”
Guesting on “Karate Chop,” a new single by Atlanta rapper Future, Lil Wayne (aka Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) contributes the third verse of the remix, which begins:
Pop a lot of pain pills
‘Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels
Beat that p—y up like Emmett Till
“My agenda is not to be disrespectful to Lil Wayne, even as much as I feel he’s been disrespectful to my family. We just want Emmett’s name removed from that song,” Gordon-Taylor told the Sun-Times Wednesday afternoon. “That entire segment is very misogynistic and promotes domestic abuse toward women by our own race.
Read more at the Sun-Times.
Outkast was in similar hot water several years ago when representatives of Rosa Parks filed a lawsuit against them for their song “Rosa Parks.”
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