Lil’ Wayne isn’t exactly a stranger to stupid references, but he managed to step all the way in it via a new verse of the remix of “Karate Chop,” a track from the new T-Pain and Ciara’s boyfriend, Future.
Here’s what the rapper, label head, and father of many spit in his verse:
Pop a lot of pain pills
‘Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels
Beat that p—y up like Emmett Till
Dude. What is wrong with you? And it’s Black History Month to boot? Do better, Negro.
The Till family tapped Uncle Rev. Jesse Jackson to reach out to Epic Records, who Future is signed to, to get the remix scrapped. Then came the Twitter tantrum aimed at the label’s way. Between both, the label is now apologizing to the Till family and working to make amends.
Via the Associated Press:
The label issued a statement Wednesday night apologizing for the release of the song.
"We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future’s ‘Karate Chop,’ which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics," the statement said. "Out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family and the support of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. … we are going through great efforts to take down the unauthorized version."
Epic will release an official version of the song that "will not include such references."
Neither Jackson nor members of Till’s family could be reached late Wednesday. A publicist says Lil Wayne has had no comment so far.
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