Emmett Till's Cousin Speaks On "Karate Chop," Says Lil Wayne Has "No Pride & No Dignity" As A Black Man

The family of Emmett Till responds to Lil Wayne's "Karate Chop" lyric, express their concern for the youth.

Following the release of Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),” which features Lil Wayne, the family of the late Emmett Till was quick to express their distaste with the song after hearing a particular lyric from Lil Wayne. On the song, the Young Money artist shockingly states that he “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.”

While speaking with Dr. Boyce Watkins, Airickca Gordon-Taylor, the founding director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation and cousin of Emmett Till, spoke on behalf of the family of Till. She referred to Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till lyric as being both “dishonorable” and “offensive.”

“To compare his murder and how beaten and how bullied, beatened, and tortured he was to the anatomy of a woman was really very disrespectful,” said Taylor in a video posted on RapRadar.com. “We found it dishonorable to his name and what his death has meant to us as a people and as a culture. It was offensive not only to us, but to our ancestors and to women and to themselves as young, black men. I just couldn’t understand how you could compare the gateway of life to the brutality and punishment of death. And I feel as though they have no pride and no dignity as black men.”

Taylor then went on to state that not only is the Till family concerned with Till’s image, they’re also concerned with the young people who happen to be immersed in Lil Wayne’s music.

“Our family was very offended, very hurt,” Taylor revealed. “Disturbed by it…Our young people they emulate what they see, what they hear, and what they’re immersed in. And then we question them as they grow up and become citizens and they’re supposed to be productive in society and they’re not productive. And society is already criminalizing our young, black men at every opportunity they have. So it just really concerns us that here you are using Emmett Till’s name in such an egregious way and you’re not having any respect for yourselves as well as our family. And that’s the biggest concern. We’re concerned about our young people as well as the image of Emmett Till.”

In 1955, Emmett Till was murdered at the age of 14 after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi.

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  • jerome

    basically wt the brothers tryna say is that the fool minds/lower end of human existence u speak of taught your civilisations founders preachhh

  • Anonymous

    quite easy to see why the black man tows the lower end of human existence. very base and foul. there are no words to describe how foul your minds are. but know this, you will always be dominated by the other races and ultimate future is bend.

    • anon

      The Persian invasion, did not only provide the Greeks with ample research, but stimulated the creation of prose history in Ionia. Heretofore, the Greeks had little or no accurate knowledge of Egyptian culture: but their contact with Egypt resulted in the genesis of their enlightenment.

    • Tru

      HOW FOUL THE BLACK MANS MIND MUST BE - WHAT A FOOL YOU MUST BE! Just as in our modern times, countries like the United States, England, and France are attracting students from all parts of the world, on account of their leadership in culture; so was it in ancient times, Egypt in Africa was supreme in the leadership of civilization, and students from all parts, flocked to that land, seeking admission into her mysteries or wisdom system.

  • 2

    I just learned about Emmet Till today. I'm normally the one to say, "Don't get your panties in a bunch" about stuff like this, but his lyrics are disrespectful. Till's murder was key in the Civil Rights movement. As a black man, Lil Wayne should be great full to Till. I'm not racist and I don't want to sound like I am, but Till was brutally beaten because he whistled or said "Hey Baby" to a white woman. Lil Wayne probably wouldn't have such a glorious life if Till wasn't murdered. So where does he get the nerve to disrespect a helpless 14 year old boy? The kid was beaten by 2+ adults. I'm 15, one of those "young people" but he is a role model now. He can't say stuff like this.

  • anonymousperson

    It's Lil Wayne, he doesn't care neither does I. There's a lot of messed up & disrespectful things that go on everyday that many other common people & people in the public eye do but you all wanna just gang up on him? Go tend to your own fucked up lives.

  • Anonymous

    lil wayne is just a rich punk who thinks he can do what ever he wants, fuck lil wayne by the way go kiss ya daddy faggot!!!!

  • Dequan

    What is sad is that yet these rappers haven't offered an apology for those so-called "lyrics". The entire verse needs to come off the radio..period.

    • Duke

      liSTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE SONGS IM SORRY TO SAY BUT RAP AT THE MOMMENT WILL ALWAYS BE EXPLIXT AND DISREPCTFUL

  • Anonymous

    boohoo. Just because its lil wayne everyone is pretending this is awful. Chino xl and eminem said shit like this for ages

    • Anonymous

      Eminem wouldnt ever be caught dead slandering someone who was part of the civil rights movement it would be career suicide. and dont gimme any shit about that tape he made when he was 15 either its different

    • asdfghjkl

      Eminem was a target of the media during his early career, everything he said was over-analyzed, he wasn't a saint so I don't understand where that comparison comes in. He faced just as much scrutiny. But the fact of the matter is Lil Wayne as a black man, who other wise wouldn't have this "career" and make this "music" without the Civil Rights Movement, just belittled and undermined one of the most pivotal moments in black history. Eminem has said some fucked up stuff about other celebrities but (aside from homosexuals) he hasn't verbally assaulted and insulted an entire race or their history. He hasn't called anyone nigger, chink, wetback, redskin, etc. Lil Wayne on the other hand just stomped on black history during black history month

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne is a ass....young kids dont know what real hip hop is..thats why they listen to Lil Waynes garbage...

  • The Greyt

    all i'm gonna say is the hip hop community should boycott wayne and cash money, because they do not make good music they are the definition of what is wrong with music in this generation

  • geoff grant

    I haven't read through all the comments but please tell me somebody pointed out that world trade attack that biggie referenced happened BEFORE he was murdered in 1997. The first world trade attack was in 1993 , then again in 2001 .

    • YouSerious?

      Big difference between Big's line and Wayne's line: Biggie's line was a comparison that was factual; the world trade center experienced a "blow up" from getting bombed in 93. He didn't say anything personal. Wayne's line of "Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till" can be taken in a context of "Till got beat up and he's a bitch for getting beaten up", even though Wayne is more so making a comparison that he'll beat up a pussy as bad as Till got beat up. Bringing in a face of the Civil Rights movement is not going to fly well with mostly anybody who cares about Hip-Hop. The bombing reference by Biggie is done in a way that it doesn't come off as insulting or malicious. Wayne's Till reference comes off as an insulting remark towards Till.

    • Anonymous

      Big was only talking about the 93' bombing, "blow up like the world trade". Not some nostradamus shit.

  • Anonymous

    You know what it is not right what wayne said and i aint even defending him he's a little fake blood fag jump back on your skateboard wayne and leave the rapping to adults. but 2 b honest loadsa rappers say dumb shit like this all the time just so they shit will rhyme. its just that weezy got one of them face you just wanna punch and a voice like a drunk 13 yr old cheerleader

  • Anonymous

    even sadder he might not even care but he's gonna have to respond some how

  • Anonymous

    "They don't know who Rosa Parks is, who Emmett Till is" Were you alive in 1955? I think not.

    • Big Bang Theory

      preach my nigga Donnis Mac preach. Yo i haven't read a quoteman comment that doesn't make me not want to piss yellow urine on his mother for raising this little idiot the way she did. This little fag looks up to all this skirt wearing booty jean shit. Yo these little queers don't even know the WTC was attacked upon before 9/11. How can i call you faggots nerds and you idiots aint that smart at all. You little niggas man. This Estrogeneration, yall little niggas probably don't even get offended niggas call yall soft. Fuck yall niggas.

    • donnis mac

      You fit into that equation, that's why you felt a special need to comment. You revel in these kids' ignorance because it gives you a minute window to feel superior. Were you alive in 1941? 1963? 1776? I think not. You're not around Lord Finesse and Nas in 2013, but you SWEAR you know what's going on with them. You don't contradict yourself daily, you do it per conversation, signs of an unstable mind. You should be ASHAMED of yourself trying to be superior to CHILDREN and can't conduct a conversation with an adult, you become ANGRY and FLUSTERED when adults speak to you. You can't offer a lick of information about Emmett Till, but you are quick to talk trash and defend Wayne. I speak for the brothers and sisters who are working hard and don't want their kids to be influenced by the likes of YOU, QUOTE-MAN, leading these kids on a stray path just so you can do what you want to do. That's what PEDOPHILES do. GO GET YOU SOME HELP AND LEAVE THESE KIDS ALONE QUOTE-MAN.

  • Anonymous

    Everybody trying to act morally responsible online right now. I'm guaranteeing none of you live a clean life.

  • Anonymous

    Wayne only represents the moral thoughts and standards of urban youth of today, why is it we don't create more Marcus Garveys, Elijah Muhammads, Malcom x's, Heuy Newtons. I think if you actually read a book about real leadership instead of have rap dueds to look up too you would realized some parts of society need to catch back up to the 1940s

    • Paris Gilyard

      Well said Anonymous...I see now why ayne is called "lil'..He has little regard for hinself or his people.

    • Anonymous

      He said thoughts, you're stuck on actions. See it? You're shooting the messenger and not paying attention to the message, the fundamental tale of Jesus' time on earth.

    • Check your history

      Marcus Garvey was stealing money from black people, Elijah Muhammad was getting young teenage girls pregnant and Huey Newton was a dope fiend when he got murdered trying to rob a drug dealer. How about try being like Reginald F. Lewis, Ken Chenault, Earl Graves, Randall Robinson or TD Jakes.

  • Anonymous

    They don't know who Rosa Parks is, who Emmett Till is, when the WTC got bombed, but they want you to believe they know what they're talking about.

  • Anonymous

    "You say that to justify what?" You're only crying foul here because you don't like Wayne. He didn't do anything wrong except for maybe being in bad taste. Howard Stern has said worse. Life moves on.

  • Black History

    The World Trade Center got bombed before 9/11, but this about Black History here.

  • hahahahlmaorofl

    nooo ANON this one takes the game. M.A tried to make this dude sound dumb by the 'check ur facts' line and guess she forgot to check her own..this thread right here and the 12 commentors (3-4 dumbfucks) in it just made my day (not rly but its hilarious for the time being) Mama Africa: Christopher Wallace was murdered in 1997 and the World Trade Center was "attacked" 4 years later in 2001. Your facts, please check them.

  • Anonymous

    Eminem should diss the shit out of this faggot.

  • Apologize Wayne

    David Banner tried to hate on Master P for nothing. Lets see if he going to check his friend Lil Wayne about something. I'm from Louisiana and I support our artists, however, Wayne needs to issue an apology to all black people for this one. Remember that Emmett is from Chicago, so he has alot of relatives who are Folk, so Wayne is probably about to get that "Rick Ross" treatment.

  • PadreBlack

    Not giving Wayne a pass but rappers say shit like this all the time. BIG said "blow up like the world trade" a year after the WTC bombings.

    • Big Bang Theory

      maybe just maybe i need to stop calling you idiots on this shit nerds. Cause you motherfuckas really aint that smart at all. You motherfuckas is so fucking dumb i swear to God. I don't care if you was born 1994 and later how the fuck do you little trolls not know that the WTC was attacked before 9/11. This shit really pisses me off even more so then the Gay shit you fags be promoting.

    • Zee

      Biggie was not a psychic when he mentioned the world trade centre.. it happened after his death but also.. there was another blow up prior to big's death hence his referencing it... of course big felt it was tragic but that didn't stop him from using it as a simile.. just as Wayne did here... Wayne's line was messed up.. no doubt. but that don't mean he got disregard from Emmet Till... stupid people who don't know till after hearing that from Wayne.. they're probably gonna wonder who he is... Dig it??

    • AmeriKKKa: Land Of The Weak, Home Of The Slave

      Once again rednecks show their ignorance. 9/11 wasn't the first attack. Get off the trailer park, put the gun down, stop fucking your sister and READ, CRACKER, READ!!! Even though you're deaf, dumb, and blind you're NOT supposed to die that way!!!

    • Anonymous

      all you stupid fucks that are saying that BIG died before the bombing...REALLY!!! Your mother should have swallowed you instead. Because of her stupidity, now we have you idiots....Instead of the Walking Dead, their should be a show titled The Walking IDIOTS,,starring you lame fucks!

    • Anonymous

      ....: BIG died years before that bombing, so how does that work exactly? ^^^^^^^YOU are a true IDIOT! Read your history book young nigga!

    • Dmula

      To the young idiots who Emmett Till's cousin was talking about, the world trade center was attacked in 1993 by a car bomb and unsuccessfully took the whole building down. Bin Laden supposedly was linked to the first one also.

    • Just Pissed my self!!

      This thread is fucking hilarious, thanks lads. I dont know if you are incredibley brain dead or just comical geniuses but either way standing ovation followed by slow clap for the dumbest shit I have ever read on line. I am from Dublin, Ireland just for the record. The world trade center was bombed in 1993. Hence "Blow up like the world trade". Or did biggie see into the future and throw that one in as a curve ball for you academic acrobats to wrangle with?? Great stuff though, please keep commenting!!

    • Idiots

      Anyone who says the WTC was only attacked on 9/11 are fools in need of a history lesson. A bomb was exploded in one of the underground floors in the early 90's.

    • truth

      Just a little history for these posters that were born in 1994 and later, the World Trade Center was attacked in 1993 by Muslim militants with a truck bomb.

    • @blazedatishup

      Hey my man you sound like a fuckin idiot with your belligerence in your comment. The WTC had a previous attack. Read below: The World Trade Center bombing occurred on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, NY. The 1,336 lb (606 kg) urea nitratehydrogen gas enhanced device[1] was intended to knock the North Tower (Tower One) into the South Tower (Tower Two), bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      You are one dumb fuck. He said that line on Juicy and that song came long before the attacks. Also BIG died in 1997, which is about 4 years before the attacks, so you really should learn to get your facts straight before you try to make a comment like that one..smfh..

    • Anonymous

      There was more than one attack on the WTC.

    • Do your research

      To the two morons who replied do some research the world trade had a bomb attack once before 9/11 too.

    • Mama Africa

      Christopher Wallace was murdered in 1997 and the World Trade Center was "attacked" 4 years later in 2001. Your facts, please check them.

    • ....

      BIG died years before that bombing, so how does that work exactly?

  • RoosBptCT

    I wish someone would ship LIL Wayne and cash $ to an island and let them rot. They are not Hip Hop not in anyway original or creative They are waisting Hip Hop space. Once there they can kiss each other all they want and no Paparzzi will see lol

  • Tyler the Creator

    HAPPY NIGGER HISTORY MONTH! OFWGKTA

  • Young papi

    Emmmet till's cousin is the reason why i aint having no black babies. I aint having no black babies mommas, ima have mixed babies. Dumb ass pro black moffuka you aint shit and fuck the lupe section from KTT

  • Anonymous

    If I rapped the same lyric on a song nobody would give two shits. Since when were the family such hardcore Wayne fans? ignore the song and live your life instead of trying to sell your story of how pissed off you are..... It's a disrespectful line, if you're so offended, don't listen to it. You don't have to whine about it like a baby. Wayne can and will say whatever the fuck he likes, people blowing up about him having the balls to say something offensive only gives the guy attention and puts him in the media, making him more interesting than a whining bunch of fucks who can't exactly build a time machine and make Wayne un-rap the line.

    • Anonymous

      That man's death was a symbol of the brutality Blacks went through, and some soft, punk ass person like you thinks it's all about music and attention. He has every right to stand up for his family just like you do.

  • Anonymous

    I have a distaste for everything this clown has ever released. Worst rapper I've ever heard...easily

  • Bigboss

    Someone should shoot this clown for that, didn't they kill their Own kind for sneakers????? We dot nes those clowns anymore!!!!!!!! Se need real mcs like krs one, last emperor, krondon, killah priest, dead prez, nas, common, mos def..... You know real brain music thats hiphop!!!! Not that kkk mind music MTV and A&Rs are giving us. Just say kill you!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    i get lil wayne was talkin bout gettin pu**y,, but he didnt have to use dis dude as an example,,, dat emmett came too a sad end by some bitch ass punks!

  • yardie

    Chuck D and Krs1 need to get in the studio quick and make that colab mixtape.

  • ziploc

    quick to turn anything into a punchline nowadays. Because for the last 40-45 yrs there has been a sense of accomplishment by black people,kids now have no clue to what a price has been paid so they can joke about slavery,ridicule our dead and gone,the lack of knowing one's history and the price our grandparents and great grand parents made.We actually think we are equal and don't get the short end of the stick anymore because we have a bunch of 21st century sambo's running around shitting on their own.And because that 2% thinks they have money,that makes them more than they are..people like that make me sick,quick to talk about killing your own,whoring your women out,encouraging young minds to follow suit and destroy any type of racial pride that is not based on money,whores,clothes and cars..meanwhile their kids go to private schools,have no care in the world and get to be proud because their parents are commiting genocide and getting paid for it..we don't need white supremacy anymore,hell we don't need anybody,we can destroy ourselves just fine..just keep worshipping the basest,lowest urges inside of us and pop molly while the world around us keeps moving forward..these people make me sick..

  • 101

    weezy b diggin his own grave after dis 1

  • Greatness

    Thank You Till Family, Wayne Trash! No Talent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR2b7XbrM6k

  • Anonymous

    YMCMB = Young Misguided Coons, Minstrels & Buffoons

  • Anonymous

    FUCK LIL WAYNE AND HIS KISSING FRIEND BABY. A GROWN ASS UGLY MAN WITH A NAME LIKE BABY.

  • Fuck Dictionary Rap

    How is that disrespectful? Chicks like getting that pussy beat up.

    • this guy

      @anon- dont respond man- this guys name just says it all.. i can see it now.. "would you like to supersize that today sir? oh you said yes (shit).. uhh boss lady, how do i supersize this guys food.. remember F.D.R i laid out pictures for you on the screen, now all you got to do is push the picture of a cow to supersize! how many times do i have to remind you its been 3 months and you cant get the fuckin pics down!!!..your FIRED!" LMAO ahh yeah enjoy ur southern dumb ass rap music

    • Anonymous

      idiot troll alert!

  • Hip Hop please

    No Dig dignity, No Doubt Real People Want Real Music The Jig Is Up.. FOH with that lame music from wack "rappers" like Wayne/Ross/2Chainz etc etc I much rather read about good MC's who hardly sell, compared to these f*ck_ups Hip Hop stayed too long in this "Ice Age" where media don't give a sh*t about talent Except maybe a few, time to get back to the times where you had to be dope on the mic F*ck all this fake sh*t

  • And during black history month as well..smfh...

    Sad part is this will blow over in a few days and Wayne will release more bullshit.That line was ridiculously offensive and in poor taste and he actually believes that nothing will happen because of it and he's right.Too many brainwashed ignorant morons to even care.

  • Anonymous

    what about when Kanye mentioned Emitt Till on "Through The Wire" almost 10 years ago?

    • Anonymous

      the difference is that kanye didnt disrespect till or women with his line..he was describing a car crash and saying that his girl didnt know what his status was because there is a chance that he could look even worse then till did after a car crash.

    • khordkutta

      Context was much different

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P EMMETT TILL!! HOPEFULY HIS FAMILY CAN FIND SOME PEACE IN THE FACT THINGS ARENT QUITE AS BAD IN THESE DAYS AS THEY WERE FOR YOUNG EMMETT. I ADMIT THEY STILL PRETTY FUCKED UP LIKE BUT WE AINT GOT NO SEGREGATION AND NO LYNCHINGS EVERY OTHER DAY WE EVEN GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT NOW WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD OF BEEN UNTHINKABLE IN EMMETTS DAYS. TIMES ARE CHANGING SLOWLY BUT THEY CHANGING. OH YEAH FUCK LIL WAYNE!! DISRESPECTFUL LIL PRICK

  • tvesrb

    I can understand Emmett's family taking offense to this, but that's sentimentality. It's not like Wayne is the 1st rapper to use Emmett's name in a metaphor and it has no bearing on Wayne's pride and dignity as a black person. that's just reading way too much into it.

  • Anonymous

    FUCK KANYE HIS RAP CARRER IS OVER(OR IT FUCKING SHOULD BE)! THIS JOKER HONESTLEY BELIEVES HE'S A MUSICAL GENIUS AND HE'S THE VOICE OF A GENERATION. HE'S SO MODEST AND HUMBLE ISNT HE? WHAT A JOKER! HE HASN'T DONE A DECENT ALBUM SINCE THE COLLEGE DROPOUT AND CALLS HIMSELF GENIUS? wtf!! NAH HONESTLY KAYNE GOOD LUCK WITH THE MARRIAGE TO KIM.K HOPE IT LAST LONGER THAN 72 DAYS BUT SHE WILL PROBABLY KICK YO ASS TO THE CURB WHEN SHE FINDS OUT YOU LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN HER "IM A GENIUS KIM A MOTHERFUCKING GENIUS"

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, now that I think about it... It was some incredibly offensive shit. Comparing the brutal lynching of a youth to how you will abuse a woman's vagina... Necro WISHES he was that creative.

  • Anonymous

    what about kanye's emmett till line in through the wire

  • Anonymous

    LISTEN HAHAHA YOUR A BITCH! IM WHITE AND WHAT YOUR SAYING IS COMPLETELY WRONG LIKE BLACK PEOPLE ARE JUST SUPPOSED TO FORGET ABOUT SLAVERY AND ALL THE SHIT THINGS WHITE PEOPLE DID TO THEM FOR YEARS THE ONLY REASON YOUR SAYING THAT IS BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DONT GET OPPRESSED EVERY DAY. ITS EASY TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOUR A MIDDLECLASS SUBURBAN WHITEBOY BUT IF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAD TO SIT AT THE BACK OF THE BUS AND WERE PERSECUTED FOR NOTHING MORE THAN THE COLUR OF YOUR SKIN HOW WOULD YOU FEEL. YOUR AN IGGNORANT MOTHER FUCKER AND A CONFUSED ONE IF YOUR SO RACIST AND HATE BLACK PEOPLE WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON A HIP HOP WEBSITE? I GOT A BETTER WEBSITE FOR YOU NAZICRACKERTUNES.COM

  • yesITSme

    I pray to gawd the family of Till sue Wayne into oblivion.

    • Anonymous

      yeah right... if they sued him its not like it would even really affect him in terms of money he'd have to give up if they won

  • hypestyle

    Idiotic. The worse thing is, today's "hot" rappers tend to think of themselves as "social activists" by default, as if having a strip-club anthem makes them into Malcolm X, MLK, H. Rap Brown, etc. The revolution has been anesthetized.

  • HAHAAH

    LIL WAYNE WANTS TO BE A WHITE WOMAN SO BAD HES DISSIN HIS OWN RACE LMAOOO. THATS FUCKED UP FOR HIM 2 SAY IM SURE IF A WHITE PERSON SAID IT BLACK PEOPLE WOULD RIOT . BLACK PEOPLE DONT GOT A CLUE WHAt THEY WANT IN LIFE STILL STUCK IN THE PAST AND BLAME WHITE MEN BUT WE DONT CARE BOUT U WERE BOSSES. SURE U GUYS GOT NBA AND SPORST AND RAP WE GOT EVERYTHING ESLE BEC WERE HUMBLE AND WORK HARD. WE MONEY N CHILL!!! BLACK PPL NEED 2 LEARN FROM WHITE PEOPLE ITLL DO YOUR CULTURE SOME GOOD... UD NEVER HEAR A WHITE PERSON DISS THERE OWN RACE LIKE THAT..EVER

    • wow..

      wow this nigga hahaha is just a racist pig.. that being said hes not wrong.. niiggas feel entitled everyday and 90% of us wanna be hov or michael jordan and they aint got no skills for that. niggas need 2 crack open books bec thats the only way we gon get past all the this..and by 'this' i mean our past history with white people(slavery) and blaming white boys for everythin @ anon- appreciate the big ups homey! but hahaa had a point ..even if he said it like a fuckin white ignorant racist KKK memeber...he wasnt wrong in his assessment..esp from niggas that live in the ghetto and hoods this nigga just need a better way to express his opinion..#myopinion

    • hahahaa

      @anon- you must of grew up with a silver spoon in your mouth and had mommy and daddy buy you everything if you think that LOL im white live in the hood and had not a damn thing given 2 me or my family so fuck outta here w all that shit black people got the same exact opps we do not THE PRESIDENT IS FUCKIN BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ur def a suburban white guy whos tryna get approval from blacks. now time to go tell mommy to get you a new outfit.. im bout to go to work n get that money.. from a job that i work hard at everyday bitchmade.. i made myself bought my own shit, cloths, car, apartment, w.e else i need bec i worked hard for it n dont try 2 be a rapper or a baller everyday then complain about white people and cops when they get caught sellin drugs n say its the white man keepin me down LOLL..i do it all myself bitchmade!

    • anon

      How in the hell are you going to sit there and say "Sure you got NBA and sports but, we got every thing else because were humble and work hard." Haha you idiot. DO you know what a contradiction is?? What is humble about Bragging that you have everything else??? You don't work for shit. I'm a white dude, guess what, everything is handed to us. We don't work for shit. The whole system is already laid out and setup for us. IF you were to reconize that and treat people with respect you'd be humble. INstead you try to throw it in other peoples face because you're obviously insecure as shit. I assume you suffer from depression and attempt to make yourself feel better by trolling and being a tough guy on the internet. You're a dumbass. I know for a fact you've never worked hard a day in your life. Get your racist ass outta here. You're a disgrace.

  • Anonymous

    Who gives a fuck?... oh sorry i forgot that Lil Wayne was the first rapper to mention Emmet Till's name in a punchline lol

  • Anonymous

    Some stupid mother fucker has wrote on this page that lil wayne is the best rapper of all time! i'm sick of hearing this shit he's fucking whack his voice is more annoying than fingernails on a chalk board. this stupid motherfucker had weezy n0#1 2pac no#2 i mean C'mon dog 4 real?!! waynes better than pac now? yall some crazy mother fuckers!!

  • Yep

    Even the classic dick-rider line of "so what? he gets paper" isn't enough to bail Wayne out now.

  • how

    is lil wayne still making music people actually listen .. i havnt bumped 1 new lil wayne song in 2 years and stopped fuckin w him almost 5 ago.. dudes annoying, voice is just drugged out, and sucks shame on yall for even listenin 2 this trash in teh first place.. maybe someone will put this dude in his place

  • Anonymous

    I think the vast majority of commenters here disagree with wayne. So if you are defending his actions, i hope he's paying your bills yall ho azz niggas smh!!

  • Anonymous

    LIL B= TOP 5 WHACK RAPPERS OF ALL TIME!! WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN SMOKING!! LIL B AND LIL WAYNE SHOULD BOTH DO US ALL A FAVOUR AND GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE

  • TrollKing

    wow this is about the dumbest and the most worst thing he could have said. people said its over reacting. but picture this one of your family members murdered in a very horrible way then someone making a unpleasent statement with poor subject matter behind it. It's sick is what it is he's just dumb. is this what hiphop has come too? thank god we have Lil B.

  • Keith

    I think it's more a matter of Wayne reaching for punchlines. I think he needs to stop with the punchlines, and just write from the heart.

  • Anonymous

    This line really is like not only disrespecting the struggle our parents went through, but yet shitting on a whole movement and a period in history which seems long lost. What we have to think about is does this kind of shittt!!! represent the thoughts and opinions of our youth today is rap to blame for them being turned completely off the path.

  • Sir Kones

    The offensive content aside....Wayne is talented in his own way, but god d@mn he's really, REALLY run some of those metaphors INTO THE GROUND. Again with the beatin the p*$$y up dude? Come on....

  • Anonymous

    Lil wayne Looks like a retarded 14 yr old fake gangbanger sounds like a retarded 14 year old fake gangbanger. i dont even think weezy's balls have dropped yet thats why he sound like a cat being strangled. and oh yeah Lil wayne leave emmett alone you rich bastard you dont know nothin about his struggle your biggest struggle is knowing whether to jump in the bentley or the phantom. what the fuck know about emmetts struggles disrespectful lil prick.

  • Art Brooks

    Dumb ignant drug addict rapping retarded shit

  • Anonymous

    YEAH WEEZY A FAGGOTT TALKIN BOUT LIL KIDS N SHIT .FUCK LIL WAYNE WISH SOMEONE WOULD THROW HIS ASS OVER A BRIDGE!!

  • jb

    lil wayne also said his "nigga gudda f***kin kidnap kids, f**kem in they a** and throw'em over a bridge". someone should start on online petition to have gudda investigated!! js

  • Nuff said...

    FUCK LIL WAYNE , LIL LAME, fruit pie faggit azz... nuff said...

  • Anonymous

    You people are killing me with a defense for this!! I know Tina Turner was beat by Ike but we had a 14 year old! I repeat 14 year old boy was beat to death by a group of white men!!!! Tina is still alive and doing her thing but you CANNOT compare that SHIT! Lil Wayne dickriders can't save him on this one! You can't! Lil Wayne has lost it since No Ceilings in my opinion and he should just stick to Trukfit and Skateboards from now on. His lyrics have dumbed down tremendously, All he does is talk about women and pussy 5 different ways in each song, and he is riding on his own name too much without showing his skill. He's also bitter about Nicki and Drake surpassing him at the moment. No one can take away what he has done but in our society we say this phrase..."What have you done for me lately?" and the answer for lil wayne is NOT A DAMN THING!

  • Anonymous

    Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Lil Wayne. I cant speak for Emmett Till's family like but i bet they might not have felt the same if Lil Wayne were to pay homage to Emmett Till a man who was brutally killed for no fucking reason or to say a line in a verse dedicated to understanding his struggle, but that line and the context in which it was used is just plain disrespectful and nasty. Lil Wayne is not the right kind of artist to deal with these deep life issues, let nas and kendrick and other real artists deal with the real shit and you just stick to making your hip pop lolli-pop bullshit wayn!! peace!! R.I.P EMMETT TILL

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE STUCK IT UP MY BOTTOM NOW I'M GAY, I'VE BEEN SUCKING DICKS LIKE EVERY SINGLE DAY, ONE THING YOU'LL NEVER CALL ME IS PAID, SUCKIN ON SOME DICK IS THE ONLY WAY I GET LAID.

  • Anonymous

    If he would have said...."like Jews on a gas grill"....not only would the song not be allowed to be released, but lil wayne career would be over....so why are black leaders quiet??????????????

    • ETK

      I was talkin about the Ike & Tina thing, I thought that was obvious

    • Enlightened

      Exactly right. And ETK what the fuck are you talking about? They killed Emmitt Till and threw his body in the river. What you mean nobody died? That actually happened before. On 2Pac All Eyez on Me album, "I Got My Mind Made Up" Method Man verse. Fuck you losers/ while you fake jacks I make maneuvers/ like Hitler/ Stickin up Jews with German Lugers They edited out the Jews and Lugers. Most people to this day never knew what he said. I always knew. You can't say something about killing a jew on an album, but about 450 niggas got killed on All Eyez on Me though

    • ETK

      ^because that's far from the same fuckin thing you dunce. no one died during that shit and there's nothing even offensive to take from there

    • Anonymous

      Biggie said "like ike beat tina" but yall was silent on that. Why?

    • Emmett Till Lives

      Black people are lost, man. L-O-S-T.

  • Anonymous

    the ignorant ass yessirs and chuckies on this post make my stomach hurt. i feel sorry for their mothers. how the hell you defend that line is beyond me...and all you can say is "stop hating he still rich"...like that means anything. seriously we take offense to that disgusting asshole and you say we hating?! dumb asses!!!

  • Anonymous

    What Lil Wayne said was inexcusable but let's be honest. BIG rapped about "beating people like Ike beat Tina" and everyone thought it was a sick line.

  • Anonymous

    if yall dont shut the hell up! 90% of yall commenting are on some ignorant hater shit day in and day out week after week month after month. Now that Wayne says something ignorant and the family steps up, yall wanna be on some righteous shit too??? SIT ALLLLLL the way the fuck down. I already looked at the comments under the song and it came out TWO DAYS AGO. But yall are all on here talkin shit like yall were immediately offended when in fact only ONE PERSON made a comment about the line but today, evvverybody is all up in arms about it. Shut the fuck up. Had the family not spoken on it none of yall would have either

  • Anonymous

    People who defend celebrities dumb actions by saying "He's still rich af" are retarded. What does money have to do with it ??? and what kind of man brags about somebody else's money ?

  • Anonymous

    Even wayne dick riders have no excuse for this shit.

  • Malone

    To compare his murder and how beaten and how bullied, beatened, and tortured he was to the anatomy of a woman was really very disrespectful, Bottom line.

  • RC

    So this is what Hip-Hop has become, when you actually got people who will come and attempt to justify what flys out of this idiots mouth. I'd blame the artist but half you fans are the reason why shit is so fucked up as well. Hip-Hop is dead! And its at Hells gate because money is it's God

  • guy

    Lazy lyrics + ignorance = shitty songs

  • YESSIR

    YES Wayne has done a hell of a lot for Hip Hop. He's grabbed peoples attention. People who don't even normally like hip hop, by doing features with other artists from different genres. He's helping Hip Hop sales. All that conscience rap BS don't fucking sell. No one wants to hear that stupid bull shit save for a select minority. Also his songs DO have meaning, and substance and YES ill lines... "watch me as bust this, lay it down like construction/when I spit the mic get wet cause my voice is like seduction" ^ WHO THE FUCK CAN TOP THAT!? He has storytelling. He even rewrote Eminem's "Stan" and made it better. Also Wayne is a business man. Young Money has the best collection of artists since Cash Money !!!

  • chuckie

    yall should get of wayne's dick is just a simily , though is bad he was just playing with wordz ,.,. some of yall hating for no reason ,., get a life the ni66a is still rich as fuck

  • Anonymous

    Not only was that one of the weakest bars i ever heard, it's MAD DISRESPECTFUL. Fuck Lil wayne. And if you disagree, get his wee wee out ya mouthpiece.

  • Anonymous

    And this nigga says this line just in time for Black History month....what a coon

    • Anonymous

      not defending the line but the the verse wasnt necessarily done this month. The remix was put out this month. The verse couldve been done back in december

  • Edubb

    The family is 100% correct, that lyric (if you want to call it that) was offensive and dishonorable for a black man to say. Im not surprised though this generation of black people aint about NOTHING!!! Thats why every other race is surpassing black people mainly because blacks dont stand for nothing and fall for anything nowadays! There will be an uproar over this lyric then nothing will happen. It aint like that coon Wayne is gonna change it or pull the song. SMH

  • Anonymous

    rick ross shouted out emitt till on tears of joy

  • Anonymous

    For real... Get some thicker skin. Ok, Wayne could have been more sensitive to a guy who died before he was even born, but rappers say stupid shit all the time. DMX said he'd rape an underage girl in front of her father in a song. Where was the outcry then? You either throw everyone under the bus, or just keep quiet.

    • yugang

      ^^^hateful cracker? ignorant smh anyways, yeah i hear u, many rappers said ignorant shit but as dude explained, he named a real-life specific person that got beat to death, and his family is still around to hear it and they took umbrage of it. anybody who mentions the name of a person who has been killed for no good reason or a person whos been through some fucked up tragedy at for the sake of coming up with a punchline, are open for criticism/bakclash, period! thats the way i see it. u say something offensive or shochking, people have the right to express their dislike for it and are entitled you critic u for it.

    • ^

      Damn you another illiterate Wayne fan, didn't you read me say they both wrong? It takes a bitch to drop other wrong niggas names to justify another wrong. Once again what are you trying to justify? All them dudes be saying foul shit. Now go back to your room til I'm done with ya moms.

    • Anonymous

      shut the fuck up, you know that was foul when X said it, how about ya boy Eminem??????? Let's not forget to add him, in fact put that hateful cracker at the top of the list!!

    • Anonymous

      You say that to justify what? They both wrong it's just that Wayne's lyric had a name attached to it and that person's family is still around to respond. Most dads hope he don't but wish DMX try to even touch their daughters, Emmett Till did get beat up and murdered in a struggle Lil Wayne has benefited from.

  • Anonymous

    Wayne's racist to everyone... The difference here being that Emmett Till - a man who was murdered because he wolf-whistled, is COMPLETELY THE WRONG PERSON to reference in a rhyme about pussy. If Nas or Kendrick or whoever did a song referencing or about Emmett Till, noone would have a problem. Why? Because they understand who he is and know that the issue should be handled tastefully.

    • Anonymous

      You've completely missed the point. Indeed, they wouldn't - because they understand its' historical context and cultural meaning. If they referenced him, it would be more like how Kanye did on "Through the Wire". I could imagine Kendrick making a song now telling the story of Emmett Till, probably written from his perspective.

    • Anonymous

      i highly doubt kendrick or nas would have enough nerve to come up with a line comparing beating up a woman's vagina while u having sex with her to a famous victim of racism and murder smh

  • Anonymous

    Could it be that people are finally starting to see how much of a coon this dude is?

  • Anonymous

    This gremlin probably has no idea who Emmett Till was probably heard the name and made some b.s. rhyme if you call it that on the spot-oh wait-probably took him a year to write that line. DUMB FUCK

    • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

      Bruh, it does make SENSE-this lil fuck probably HEARD someone mention E.T.(since it is so-called Black History Month, b.s. concept; it is Black History, every day, month, and year) and decided to use it in a line and I seriously doubt this lil' fag read about it since he claimed he does not/can't read.

    • Anonymous

      Your comment made no sense wayne had to know who Emmitt Till was if he said beat the pussy up like Emmitt Till

  • regal84

    The fact that that particular line came from Lil Wayne is not surprising to me, even though I did cringe the first time I heard it. What DOES surprise me is the fact that that everyone is shocked it came outta his mouth. This isn't the first time he has directly said something derogatory about his own race. I remember a line where he said something like ehe told a dark skinned girl he was allergic to chocolate. Then, there was the incident where a young lady came up to his hotel room, and he told her, "You look pretty good for a dark skinned girl." How about the Black and Yellow remix he did for when the Packers won the Super Bowl, called "Green and Yellow"? He starts out that song by saying, "I like green money, yellow bitches." But our generation gives him a pass, due to his lyrical abilities. So if it's so shocking to you that he would offend his own people with over the top self hating lyrics, I have a question for you: Where the HELL have you been???

    • Ron

      Lyrical "ability?"... I figured people bought records because he was lyrically disabled and they were just being nice ;)

  • tha OG

    Fuck lil wayne a dumbass bitch that dont care about black history or its people R.I.P emmett till

  • Anonymous

    so are yall telling me that if i go to that song and look at the comments and the times they were posted, im gonna see all this same outrage on there before the Till family spoke?

  • room2roam

    im a weezy fan and ive been a fan for a min but i completely agree with him. this isnt the 1st time weezy has disrespected the legacy of emmett till in a sing, he did that in a swizz beats song a while ago as well and even though i continue to listen to his music online i promised myself at that moment to never spend a dime to support him after that line and i havent. i still listen to his music, i cant ront i like a lot of it, especially his old stuff but shyt like this is just crossing the line. it just shows no respect for anything including the history that has allowed you to be in your current position. truly sad

  • Lil Wayne

    Emmit Till died supporting equal rights for blacks, so I guess it's kind of his fault that his family sour over what I said.#### Right to free speech, sue me you won't get a crumb. YMCB

    • Anonymous

      he didn't die supporting rights. he was 14 and from chicago. he tried to holla at a white girl in mississippi....he got killed. story over.

  • Hi

    It's not "shocking". It's a lack of creativity/imagination, formed into a controversy-baiting lack of effort. The ones really being insulted are the fans who still insist on wasting money on a rapper that knows he can churn out garbage, and they'll still buy it. Shame.

  • B-EZ aka Rod Smith

    Lil Wayne should've had more class. I'm sure he could've thought of another person, place, thing or situation to use instead of Emmit Till. Young, rich and feels untouchable; you'll forget a few things in that position if you aren't careful. A link to some real music... http://www.datpiff.com/B-EZ-Beautiful-Situation-mixtape.375070.html

  • Anonymous

    Guess he really beat the pussy up.

  • SebastianSpooks

    Some nigga's have no shame, little wayne is a nigga turned white due to money and thats sad.. whats also sad is how rap has turned young black men into hateful money hungry murderers who only worry is getting fancy clothes fancy cars and fancy fake diamonds.. get rid of rap and watch the murder rate drop, i live in chicago and all these niggas shootin listen to rap coincidental? fack no and if you disagree your part of the problem, black america get some pride and stand up against this hateful music

  • donnis mac

    Emmett Till is so much Black history (a coincidence in this month?) that even Wayne knew of him. So if YOU didn't know don't be so quick to display your ignorance as a sacrifice for the sake of commenting.

  • yardie

    We need a chuck D and a KRS1 collaboration ASAP!

  • Anonymous

    This guy's right, Ja Rule is the only self respecting citizen of United States of America.

  • LOL

    Should be honored Lil Wayne even mentioned your son even if he was calling him a pussy. man up fight back and if you die then you will loved and not even known cause I can say I had no idea who the dude was either.

  • Anonymous

    Tell that nigga chill...Emmett been dead for 70 damn years. Wholetime, he probably didn't even know that man. Why should he be ashamed for making a metaphor? People care about the wrong shit.

  • Steve

    Sounds overly dramatic to me. Amendment one bitches no matter how hard it hurts.

    • West17

      U dont get what freedom of speech means do you homie?? It means you can say what you like provided it doesn't impinge on the rights/ livelihood/ safety (etc) of others. You ever heard of uttering threats? Or someone gettin arrested for making a joke about a bomb in their luggage?? At least gain some knowledge before you spout off...by the way Im not even from the US and i know this shit, read a book . (fuck lil wayne, dude is trash)

    • Omar

      First amendment shouldn't keep him from getting punched in the mouth for that shit.

    • CJ

      Sounds like you're a fuckin' idiot. Emmett Till's death shouldn't be anything black people make light of...and hiding behind 'oh it's the 1st Amendment'...that means it's not illegal. That doesn't mean it's not immune from the rightful backlash. Dummy

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne has ALWAYS throwed in these little parody/jokes in his verses for the few adult listeners that listen to him. He's like a rapping version of Spongebob Squarepants. This time he went to far with one of his punchlines, the worse part is now kids will associate Emmit Till with being a pussy.

  • 614grind

    Should we be surprised? Lil Wayne is a 30yr old rapper with a 6th grade education who gets kissed in the mouth by his pimp/mentor. We shouldn't expect James Baldwin.

    • 614grind

      @Anonymous GED barely qualifies and you gotta graduate to be an alum. Lil Wayne is dumb, bro. He might have a lil street knowledge and some industry awareness but he stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Is he a clown? Yeah1 6th Grade education? Hardly...University of Houston alum (even if it was for a year) & McMain H.S. (used to be a school for the smart kids) he down bad for this one tho. Taking alot of Ls lately. Grow the fuck Wayne!

  • ZZZT

    Does his audience even know who Emmett Till is?

  • GT

    Lil wayne is a spineless lil bitch.

  • killacam

    Honestly before the Till family spoke out, I had no idea who Emmett Till was so that line went completely over my head. So I'll say that even though Lil Wayne was completely wrong for that line and very disrespectful and I completely agree with their statement that as a black man he should be ashamed...that Lil Wayne's audience for the most part is probably ignorant to who Emmett Till was, so its only by speaking out as to who he was and making headlines, are they associating Lil Wayne with Emmett Till.

    • donnis mac

      I just read on the T-Pain article a comment that says T-Pain is hating because he has no buzz, Future has "some hits" and "it's about now, not the past". Apply that comment to this conversation and you will see they taught them through tell lie vision, not the archives of history.

    • Ivy

      I am a british and even i know who Emmett Till.

    • Jason Guild

      How the hell did you not know who Emmett Till was till you read this article, wtf? Are you a 5 year old? My little brother in 6 Grade knows who Emmett Till is. You shouldn't have internet or access to Wayne music without knowing Black History.

    • TaZzZ

      Either that or you slept through that class... Pick up a book. Emmitt Till is one of the more resonant names in contemporary black history (specifically the civil rights movement), and there is no denying that he was a martyr for the color of his skin. You don't take a man's name who died for your freedom and make a fucking joke out of it. I wonder what the response would be if a white rapper dropped that line... With that said, emcees can continue to absolve themselves of responsibility for their lyrics and leech to the 1st amendment, but the fact that a person defends their right to free speech is essentially acknowledging that they know what they said has negative consequences but the money is more important than the principle. Whens the last person you heard say something positive and cite that right? If you know what you have to say is wrong, why even say it? Cuz its gonna attract attention and money. These dudes sell their souls for a few dollars. Now we will have a generation whose introduction to a black American hero is his relationship to pussy. HOW FUCKIN CLEVER! If half these cats used their powers/talent for positive ends, maybe our kids wouldnt turn out so fucked up. Idk who gives their money to this dude, but if you don't agree with this shit then do the responsible thing and don't give his ass another dollar. Yea I'm ranting, but this shit makes me sick. Why not at least go with Rodney King, at least he can defend himself... Oh yeah thats why, can't sue someone if your dead

  • Don't Date White Girls Cause I Ain't Trying To Go Out Like Emmet Till

    Now ain't that some shit...

  • Anonymous

    damn thats fucked up

  • Anonymous

    Who takes Lil Wayne serious