It was the line and reference that was heard all around the interwebs and would eventually be pulled from it. Lil Wayne’s reference to Emmett Till on Future’s remix of “Karate Chop” sparked a controversy soon after its release and now, the song’s creator is breaking his silence on the matter.
In an interview with MTV, Future says Wayne had no negative motives with the line and are both trying to move past it.
“He had no bad intentions, [he] wasn’t even thinking about it like that,” Future said. “It was used in a different way but I understand the work… at the end of the day we going to move on from it and find a way to build.”
Shortly after the song’s release, Till’s family responded to the track and slammed the reference. Epic Records later apologized for the line and promised to pull the cut from the web.
Watch the full video interview below (via MTV).