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Lil Wayne Writes A Letter Of Apology To Emmett Till’s Family

Wed, May 1, 2013 by

Lil Wayne Writes A Letter Of Apology To Emmett Till Family

After Emmett Till‘s family mentioned they would be pressuring Mountain Dew to drop Lil Wayne as their sponsor, Wayne has decided it is time to address the situation and issue an apology to the family.

If you didn’t already know, Weezy F Baby rapped this line on Future’s “Karate Chop” remix: “beat that pussy up like Emmett Till”. He is referencing a 14-year-old black boy who got beaten to death for whistling at a white woman back in 1955.

In the letter, which you can read below, Tunechi promises that he will never perform the lyrics live and says he supports Epic Records for censoring the Emmett Till reference in the song.

Dear Till Family:

As a recording artist, I have always been interested in word play. My lyrics often reference people, places and events in my music, as well as the music that I create for or alongside other artists.

It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist’s song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.

Moving forward, I will not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in my music, especially in an inappropriate manner. I fully support Epic Record’s decision to take down the unauthorized version of the song and to not include the reference in the version that went to retail. I will not be performing the lyrics that contain that reference live and have removed them from my catalogue.

I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy. As a business owner who employs several African-American employees and gives philanthropically to organizations that help youth to pursue their dreams my ultimate intention is to uplift rather than degrade our community.

Best,
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Lil Wayne

Via MissInfo

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  • MSD

    #1

  • ljlo7kjluljk

    2nd

  • lawl

    its a bit late to apologize now….

  • me,lt

    he shouldnt have done it. they act like little bitches about the whole situation.

  • 100

    Is he going to say sorry for referencing Emmet Till on Da Drought 3 too ?

  • thats ma boy!
    Go ahead u da best!!

  • Respect to lil wayne

  • f baby

    the old weezy would never of apologised for this smh

    emmet till’s family need to get over it already

  • Wayne’s a good man. Good job Tunechi..!! Much love and respect

  • @Official_X_

    He Really is Sorry

  • JSPR

    Nice girl in that top pic. Would fuck.

  • Mariana

    Are you serious?! is HIP HOP, it’s freedom of speach, you don’t have to apoligize for shit!! you’re Lil Wayne and you say whatever the fuck you want… OMG WTF?!

  • Khosta

    Finally some fuckin news danny!

  • ball

    that family just want some of lil wayne’s hard working cash

    it was probably cortez who wrote this letter anyway, not lil wayne

  • RyRy

    Wayne kind of had to do this our most of his endorsements would of went bye bye. Good Move Mr. Carter!!

  • #1Stunna

    They only wanted to drop him cause Reebok dropped Rick Ross…….

  • JSPR

    LOL, he didn’t write this shit. If he did it would be more like:

    Im $orry yo 4 my $hit I put in dat Fewtcha song. Pussy. Pli€s dont be Bit$%* for that sh*tz man. Pussy. I have a big dick.

  • Loyal fan

    Its been a while…..danny!!

  • WAYNE LOST IT

    The new lil wayne is gay… he’s only doing this for his mountain dew SMH. I give up on him and young money…. Drake will be the only one I listen to. Fuck little Wayne, ya bishhh.

  • nick

    Its funny because lil Wayne didn’t wright this letter. Someone wrote it for him to make him sound better. Its bullshit and I don’t believe it

  • beatzman

    Hop itz kming streit from yuh heart,u played ur part Tunechi ttz nw 4 da Emmets

  • S4TW

    @JSPR HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA LMAO LOL MY FREAKIN BELLY HAHAHAHAAHAHHA THANK U LMAOOOOO

  • dsmith31

    People didnt even kno who emmitt till was untill wayne said some.. They should be thinking him. Cuz i sure didnt.. Do yo thing wayne.. Real nigga fuck these haters.

  • Nathan Bradford

    Pretty stupid, it’s just a song get over it! I think it would be cool as hell for my name to be in a lil Wayne song, no matter how it was in there! Lol seriously it wouldn’t bother mo at all! Lol

  • I thought Danny M was dead taking that long to post something up in here :/….

  • Young Teezy

    my big bro did right thing and like tht trukfit hat and tha truk gurls hat when thts coming out and congrats big bro on ur engagement big sis in law just dnt retire rapping please big bro

    YMCMB x Rich Gang x FGM

    Martians 4 Life

  • Sykes

    @lawl its NEVER 2 late 2 apologize 4 something u feel u done wrong..weather he is apologizing cause he dont wanna lose his endorsement with mountain dew or cause he really sorry, its never 2 late!! Yall hate on wayne waaaaayyyyyy 2 much & the 1s thats hating probaly dont have NOTHING going for yourselves..smh!!

  • tim

    he apologized because it was hurting his record sales

  • tunchi’s son

    Da wayne Mr carter junior , u have done the difficult thing to do either u wrote this letter or not the family has received it .

  • Kurrupt

    Lemme quote his words ”bad blood is not good for business” dint expect such a humble apology to come from Wayne but unfortunately its him & am happy cos he acted as a human being for once in his life… We Luv U

  • Cortez Bryant

    @DannyM where did you find or get this letter from, I cannot believe Tune wrote this ?

  • B

    Should say:

    Yours Truly,

    Lil Waynes White Attorney

    lol

  • Stephen Gaines

    People had forgotten about Emmett Till until wyane drop this verse.. Think about how many if our youth goggle his name just to see who wyane was talking about. For one second our youth had the chance to think about what we do have to go through..

  • freezy

    Quite kul he didit….

  • Bitch ass

    Shut the fuk up Stephen Gaines.. Govt gives u free money food whatever u want and you still complain and say “what u got to go through”, time to grow up racist prick

  • trapmusic

    I bet the only reason he apologized is because he would’ve gotten sued by the tills

  • Miri

    Ich ich der Meinung jeder Mensch macht Fehler und ich bin mir sehr sicher,das es ihn sehr leit tut. Auch wenn wir alle fast nur Lil Wayne kennen und nur wenig Dwayne Michael Carter,Jr glaube ich fest daran das er ein großes Herz hat & auch ein sehr guter Mensch ist. Er hat seinen Fehler eingesehen und verdient dafür Respekt!

  • Miri

    I think everyone makes mistakes and I am very sure that it does it very conductive. Even if we all almost all know Lil Wayne and little Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr I firmly believe that he has a big heart and also a very good person. He has realized his mistake and deserves respect for that!

  • hayzzyB

    Yall think lil wayne is dumb. #lol# youre all lost. The guy is smart, his IQ is above average. If u need a reminder, listen to his carter albums. On these other albums hez just hvng fun. Thats what he said, he rly dont care.. Just listen to tha carter series. The is no word tha man doesnt know!!!

  • Benvolio

    Funny thing is he said the same thing in his track – Swizzy on Da Drought 3 but nobody made a fuss then.

  • Please tell us where the tap out video is Danny???

  • lil Zeetune

    i say tune dd a gud thng nd yall btchz stop hatng coz lil tunech gt dat fire nd thez hoes love me nd him lyk saitan

  • lil Zeetune

    WTF yall sayng?…i say tune dd a gud thng nd yall btchz stop hatng coz lil tunech gt dat fire nd thez hoes love me nd him lyk saitan

  • nolan

    YALL ARE DUMB YOUNG KIDS IF YOU SAY HE SHOULDNT HAVE SAID SORRY

    1 HE WAS WRONG TO SAY THAT ESP. AS A BLACK MAN

    2 THEY THREATING TO PROTEST AGAINST WAYNE TO GET HIM DROPPED FROM MOUNTAIN DEW IF HE DIDNT!!!

    SO HE RELEASED THIS….THINK ABOUT IT FOOLS

  • jackie

    ^^^ hell yeah wayne aint stupid lol

  • stunt

    It’s called freedom of speech.

  • kerri_stl

    @tim thats not the reason you dumbass lmfao smh

  • paul diaz

    WAYNE DID WHAT RICK ROSS FAT DUMB ASS SHOULDVE DONE WITH REEBOK. HUMBLE HIMSELF AGIN SAID SORRY THE RIGHT WAY!!! NOT JUST A FUCKING B.S. TWEET.

  • yo mama

    right there is a thing called freedom of speech BUT when you’re a person as popular as wayne they take everything to heart smh. any/everything wayne say will be a big deal to people unlike other rappers

  • upt nigga 4 life

    his family was about to take action agaings him so he finally humbled himself .im glad he did never let your ego bring you down

  • blacka don

    This
    is
    what
    rick
    ross
    should’ve
    done
    lol

  • ace!

    yuup wayne aint tryna be like rozay lol ” PUT MOLLY ALL IN HER CHAMPANGE SHE AINT EVEN KNOW IT, I TOOK HER HOME I ENJOYED THAT SHE AINT EVEN KNOW IT”…..then send out a b.s. tweet saying it was a misunderstanding . -__-

  • tiffany

    kudos to wayne for this

  • Lilweezywee

    It was good the he apologized! That was a pretty brutal verse!! Plus his endorsements would have gone bye bye!! Props!! And yeaaa freedom of speech but if your child got his head completely busted open and you couldn’t even recognize them then that verse is gonna hurt you and you will take offense to it! You can’t blame the family for it

  • It was a a bad ass bar tho. Shit. Fuck emmett till

  • Nigga

    That nigga knows how to write?

  • Mike

    All y’all broke mutha fuckas stop hating he apologized already now just go back to y’all miserable lives

  • Gracie

    Big UPS Stephen Gaines…intelligent post thank you! And yeah “Bitch Ass”…you certainly named yourself appropriately! Carry on BITCH!!!! bloop bloop!!

  • Nah he wouldn’t of lost everything trukfit sell enough abt it. N plus Mountain Dew wouldn’t even sed nttn until the till family did. So If yu ask me it didn’t look like shot was gonna happen

  • BBM : 29D9E2CC stunna

    Some people thou.#smh You’ll never hear Stevie Wonder Complain, when Tune makes a line about him.

    “She says when she don’t see me, she feels like stevie wonder”. -awkward

  • Yeah, dat ma man

  • nkeng makon

    it is never too late he has aknowledged the crime and has repented!proof of wayne beeing a real nigger peace

  • Showiz

    What a high level english lol.
    Looks cool haha.

  • LilMissSunshine

    That was nice, and i especially liked uplift rather than degrade our community. Look at Mr.Dwayne Michael go! Handsome n intelligent! I like…:() You, go Boy! 😉

  • QWIK RICK

    im sick of this family trying to sue him just because hes rich hop off his fucking dick yes he fucked up but we all fuck up so if MD drops him big mistake cuz i aint going to support MD

  • Critic

    @BBM : 29D9E2CC stunna lol Everyone gets on Stevie Wonder (Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Gucci Mane, Future) but he never complains

  • Kayla Muthafuckin Rose

    Hey WAYNE, Write me a letter…I’ll probably shot my pants if you do, but think about it. Love you babe(:

  • Kayla Muthafuckin Rose

    Hey WAYNE, Write me a letter…I’ll probably shit my pants if you do, but think about it. Love you babe(:

  • he used it in the drought 3 too

  • kalashin

    WTF? Wayne cnt write dix shit, probably Mack, coz iv it were wayne. It wld luk lyk dix – “Hey, niqqa emmet till, heard uo anqry ova ma shit, sorry if beatin up dah pussy lyk emmet till had yo ass anqry, promise dat dat niqqa wld nt appear in my verses”

  • Alec

    Oh my fucking god! You are all so dumb. Wayne makes a completely offensive and insensitive comment, and then apologizes for it, and you praise him. He shouldn’t have done it in the first place. He is not sorry, he doesn’t give a shit. He did this so he wouldn’t be sued. The truth is that wayne is just a douche that does whatever he wants, and you guys support him. You support him through drug use, and offensive comments, and weapon use, and skateboarding. It’s amazing, Im astounded.

  • DC-Ace

    How yall gon say they need to get over it.. half of yall didn’t even know who wayne was talking bout when he said that line… young dumb kids listening to music you don’t even know about ain’t never touch no type of work or even rip open a condom

  • LJ-J

    “Beatin up tha block like Emmett Till” they fogot bout that line of tha drought 3 swizzy remix huh. Wayne said sumthin bout him on a song that selling and they want to cry bout it.

  • Na$-MuLlAH Jr.

    I’m proud of yo TuneChi, ’em fakeAsscheapholes ll’b hatin til then.
    #Team YMCMB Doin it bigger

  • i am so sorry lilway about what your child hood

  • Rosey

    I read the comments and I’m not really that surprised. Society is so dumb, I just can’t put it into words. Half of the people commenting don’t even know who Emmett Till is. Ignorance must be bliss. I can’t believe that such a large group of people could be so immoral and heartless. It’s sick. I feel so sorry for all of you – and not the 2 or 3 sensible people.