Reason #5: Lil Wayne could have been a leader and prevented all of this—and didn't.
Lil Wayne's Emmett Till lyric was disrespectful, uncalled for, and, above all else, irresponsible. The truth of that matter is that he took a huge risk by coming up with that lyric and spitting it in the studio. He had to know that it was going to be scrutinized and he rolled with it anyway. Well, either that, or he didn't see what the big deal was when he rapped that line on Future's song. Either way, he made a huge mistake and proved that, despite his status in the rap game, he's not really ready to be the superstar that we all want him to be. Also, it took way too long for him to apologize once it was clear that he was in the wrong. He really dropped the ball on this and let a lot of people down in the process.