Dr. Boyce Watkins has responded to a Tyler, The Creator diss. On Hot 97, the Odd Future rapper called Watkins a “bitch” and said the professor never reached out to him personally regarding a 2013 Mountain Dew ad. The beverage company pulled the advertisement that Watkins said promoted racism and sexism.

Watkins released a statement to AllHipHop responding to Tyler, the Creator‘s comments.

“I hold no ill will toward Tyler,” he says. “It seems that this experience two years ago still pains him, and I’m sorry to hear that.  But he has to understand that the financial success of one Black man should never matter more than the well-being of the entire African-American community.

“But the offer is still open,” Watkins continues. “If Tyler wants to call me on the phone, I will greet this brother with open arms. The truth is that he and his inappropriate advertisement were casualties in the crossfire between me and Lil Wayne. We can’t support the feeding of poison to our people.”

Watkins also criticized Lil Wayne for his line on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix)” where he said, “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.” Till was a Black teenager who was murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

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