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Rapper Lil Wayne Under Fire for Using Emmett Till’s Name in “Karate Chop” Remix in Disrespectful Manner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SMH: Lil Wayne has ticked off many with his reference to Emmett Till, the Chicago teen who was savagely beaten and shot in the head in 1995 in Mississippi days after reportedly whistling at a white woman. Lil Wayne, who guested on Atlanta rapper Future’s “Karate Chop” single, contributed to the third verse of the remix:

Pop a lot of pain pills
‘Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels
Beat that p—y up like Emmett Till
Yeah …

Wow, how incredibly disrespectful! Emmett Till’s body was dumped in a river. His mother made the decision to have an open casket at his funeral for the world to see his beaten and misshapen face, that helped to ignite the Civil Rights movement. Lil Wayne should have some class and decency. Some things are just off-limits.

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