The family of the late Emmett Till have penned an open letter to Lil Wayne.
The letter challenges the Young Money emcee to address the controversy surrounding the lyrics, a and implores him to help educate others on the story of Emmett Till.
Check out an excerpt below.
Yesterday marked a week since the “unofficial” release of “Karate Chop~remix” inclusive of your lyrics. The words we speak are powerful enough for preservation of life but also have the capacity to destroy it. When you spit lyrics like “Beat that p—-y up like Emmett Till”, not only are you destroying the preservation and legacy of Emmett Till’s memory and name, but the impact of his murder in black history along with degradation of women.