Pepsi Drops Lil Wayne After Emmett Till Reference


PepsiCo has dropped Lil Wayne as a spokesperson after the rapper referenced Emmett Till in a lyric earlier this year.

Wayne made the reference in Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),” and since then has faced considerably backlash from labels, fans, civil rights activists, and the Till family. He issued an apology earlier this week, but the Till family said it fell short.

Now Pepsi has dropped Weezy, just days after pulling a controversial Mountain Dew ad produced by Tyler, The Creator. Wayne’s publicist said it was an “amicable” split.