Family Of Emmitt Till Responds To Lil Wayne’s Apology


/ May 1, 2013

Lil Wayne issued an apology this week for his controversial reference to Emmitt Till in Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” Now the Till family has responded, and it seems they are not satisfied. The full text of the response is quoted below.

“May 1, 2013

We are aware of Lil Wayne’s statement of acknowledgement of our family’s pain and our disapproval of referencing Emmett Till in his lyrical content.

While it’s commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett Till and his memory to ‘not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in his music’, this statement falls short of an apology, as none is mentioned.

Airickca Gordon-Taylor,
Executive Director, Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation/Till Family Representative”