Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
Back in February, Lil Wayne became the subject of intense scrutiny for a rap lyric that seemingly disrespected the memory of Emmett Till, a young boy that was murdered and mutilated in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. The rapper appeared on the song “Karate Chop” and proclaimed that he would beat up a woman’s private parts like Emmett Till. Since, the Till Family has attempted to get a response and apology. Their wish has been granted. The letter is below.
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.