So this is okay? Lil Wayne Disrespects Emmett Till

In Future’s new song ‘Karate Chop.’ Lil Wayne says “Beat that pu**y up like Emmett Till.” So this is the second time Lil Wayne has mentioned Emmett Till in his lyrics, and people love it right? The other time was Swizzy, Wayne says “Beating up your block, yeah I get my Emmett Till on”…. sooooo this is okay?

Before and after his beating beyond recognition

Before and after his beating beyond recognition

No, it is not okay on so many levels…. One sooooo I’m a lady and apparently it’s cool for my vagina to get beat beyond recognition? Ummm yea so i’m not okay with that.. yea ow. *crosses legs at the thought of pain*

But the real issue is you are mentioning Emmett Till like its okay to just disrespect a person that was brutally murdered. But maybe you don’t know the story behind it…

Well Emmett Till was a Chicago teen that was murdered for talking and maybe even whistling to a white woman at a local grocery store in 1955. This happened while he was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta region. Reports say Till was dared to talk to a white woman after he showed his friends a picture of his integrated school… Boys being boys right?

Well a few days later Roy Bryant (the woman’s husband) and his brother J.W. Milam went to Till’s great-uncle’s house. The two grown men too the teen to a barn, tortured him and gouged out one of his eyes. They shot the him in the head, tied a cotton gin fan around his neck (with barbwire) and threw his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later his body was recovered.

And this story is okay to just casually mention and compare to a lady part? Hmmm… So this is okay? Think again. And please don’t say oh you are overly sensitive… I say you aren’t sensitive enough…

mainFor more info: PBS has a timeline of events and also the gut wrenching confession of the killers…

UPDATE I hear Lil Wayne is going to be changing the lyrics for and taking out the EmmettTill comment from Karate Chop… A lil birdy told me.

I can officially say yes the lyrics will be changing after hearing a conversation with Epic Records CEO LA Reid. Reid says Future understands the severity of the comment and also wanted the line removed from the song.

It’s always a little crazy when you try to censor an artist, He’s [speaking of Lil Wayne] not even on my label…. But we will have the line changed before the songs official release. – LA Reid of Epic Records

And there you have it! The power of speech.

However on twitter there were mixed feelings…

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2 thoughts on “So this is okay? Lil Wayne Disrespects Emmett Till

  1. ‎Ashley Aviyah don’t have me start a boycott!!! I’m really not impressed by Lil Wayne’s choice of words. He is a man that enrolled at the University of Houston in January 2005 with plans to major in political science, he knows better. Great story

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