Emmett Till Estate On Lil Wayne Lyric


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Some things are just down right disrespectful. Over the weekend, Future released the remix to “Karate Chop” featuring Lil Wayne. Weezy insolently rhymed, “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.”

In 1955, Emmett Till was tortured and murdered for allegedly whistling at a White woman. He was 14 years old. His death was a catalyst in the Civil Rights movement following his open casket funeral.

From Kanye West to Remy Ma, Till’s name has been used as punchline to describe the severity of an injury or situation. Reps for the Till Estate recently spoke on the lyric and needless to say, were appalled by the line.

UPDATE: Jesse works fast.

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  • leti

    fail. weezy. fail.

  • http://7themerson.com 7thEmerson

    Super dope that you’re speaking against this B.Dot. Now if only rappers could using people’s names as Song Titles………

  • KingJuggaNott

    It’s the Drugs.

  • london

    That’s just fucked up

  • jinx

    black history month

  • Nick

    Didn’t even know about Emmitt Till before this but damn. Not only is that shit completely insensitive, the lyrics don’t even make sense.

  • LP1031

    @ london Or lack of, that’s when you know you wack cuz, you still using senseless punchline from 5 yrs back son. See I’m better than Wayne and I could say that with a straight face and believe dat sheit

  • Pro Era Sultan

    Wayne is a fucking idiot. His rap career is obviously over & he knows the only way to stay in headlines is to say or do outlandish shit. Like this comment, get in a fight with a cameraman, baker forehead tattoo, kicked out of heat game. Smh. It’s getting pathetic watching him try to keep his once promising career afloat. I give him 2 more years of relevance max. He’s finished.

  • JustMyOpinion

    This is what happens when you’re uneducated about your history or history period.

  • Pridd

    If I had 1 wish…… I’d wish the WORLD COMMON SENSE!!!!! Smh…. Just sad what were becoming

  • 2 Cents

    This is really messed up. Considering Wayne’s audience probably never heard of Till’s case he could’ve referenced his name in a much better way to make the youth especially the black youth aware of what their forefather endured before the civil rights. That was rather insensitive and unwise of Wayne.

  • THE MAJESTIC NIGLET

    fuck wayne and his disrespectful ass also how many times he gotta make the same old metaphors oh i beat the pussy up like… yeah only thing wayne is beatin up is a pussy

  • j

    wayne, you are a loser.

    but we already knew that

  • Batman

    just shut the fuck up no one gives a fuck, it was a punchline. thank god not everyone gets feelings after a rapper uses their name disrespectfully, y’all are lame, seriously.

  • keep it Real

    YN should do a TRUTH segment over this issue…

  • zeee

    you my friend @batman are an idiot

  • Phyucku Dusumtin

    This mufucka Batman’s comments is the very reason I don’t fuck with these new niggaz or that new nigga mentality. Stand for nothin and fall for anything ass niggaz. No code, no morals, no limits, and at times no soul. If you can’t grasp the foulness of that niggaz lyric then you on a Molly or yo mama aint teach you nothin worth shit. It is what it is.

  • http://twitter Earl Johnson

    Freedom Of Speech……..But there’s some things you DO NOT SAY

  • Batman

    I dont mind the hate cause Wayne > EMMETT Till in every aspect.

    B. Dot if you’re so passionate about Emmett Till, why dont you spell his name correctly on this post? HA, ya and im getting hated on.

  • Los

    “The problem is two-fold:

    1) Many of the people who purchase hip-hop music are white people who care nothing about how the music might affect the psyches of black youth, and

    2) If you force a product down the throat of consumers long enough, they will eventually crave it in the same way that an alcoholic comes to desire poison in his body.

    White people buy hip-hop, but are not as readily influenced by its messages. They don’t see the artists as reflections of themselves, but as reflections the “authentic” black urban “gangsta” experience.”

    What does this have to do with anything? Looks like the Till family is as ignorant as Lil Wayne

  • Los

    “Also like Malcolm, Lil Wayne was poisoned by a racist society, and his music is merely a symptom of the mental illness that America has built within him over the last 30 years. Since he never met his own version of Elijah Muhammad, Wayne has become convinced to use his power to kill his community rather than lift it up. This is unfortunate.”

    Oh I see…

    Actually no, I don’t.

    Fuck outta here.

  • MikeWillMadeIt

    Kanye west and Lil Wayne both these guys are jokes.
    Yet all these people commenting only go at Wayne.
    Why? Idk maybe they have Kanye or jay z balls too far down there throat

  • http://artoxication.com ARTOXICATION

    B.Dot, thanks for teaching people some of their own history. A lot of black youth have no idea who Emmit Till is, its significance in the Civil Rights Movement, and the Civil Rights movement period. If we knew our true history things would be a lot different in our community.

  • http://www.1073wkcr.com TRACK KING COLE

    This is the shit that happens when a black man lacks knowledge of self. That punchline is down right disrespectful, and shows black folks need to do a lot better.

  • http://jayfingers.becoolent.com Jay Fingers

    Contender for next Blackout or YPY?

  • JAGUAR

    lil wendy is a booty popping monkey…………..and his fans are parasites……..

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  • B

    @LOS are you fuckin stupid? Fuck does white people buying hip hop albums have to do with a black man disrespecting his own people? Im lost. Obviously so are you… ill pray for you.

    OUT

  • Chronic

    @ B are you fuckin stupid??

    He’s saying wayne can get away with saying shit like that cause white people don’t give a fuck if its a disrespectful line to black people. And they will listen to rap about drugs and sellin em but not even think for a second to do that, meanwhile black youths listening might see it as their only option.

  • matrix

    Damn and you got niggz in here that actually trynna defend the shit…smh…i been knew this world was fool of pieces of shit mothafuggas…but damn you niggz is just foul…

  • vintage13

    While this issue should definitely not be taken lightly, there are many other instances of insensitivity in hip hop to very similar issues and other tragedies that occurred to black people as well as people of other ethnicity/race/culture , and I don’t see this particular writer calling out every other artist’s negativity.

  • vintage13

    And I don’t expect him to either. It’s not his job, many rappers say things for the sake of a rhyme, not acknowledging the impact of their words

  • YoungNWavey

    Not the first time he’s mentioned emmit till.what about all the trayvon martin references or his abraham lincoln line

  • http://yuthnasia.wordpress.com yuthnasia

    This lyric/ line was definitely disrespectful to what Emmitt Till’s story stands for. Smh

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  • mac DIESEL

    IMMA RIDE WIT SUCKA ASS B.DOT ON THIS ONE!!!! THAT WEAK PREDICTABLE PUNCHLINE WAS STRAIGHT DISRESPECTFUL!!!! I WISH SOME OF THESE NIGGAS WOULD GO BACK IN TIME AND REALLY SEE HOW CRAZY SHIT WAS BACK THEN!!!! THESE FUCKIN’ INGRATES HAVE NO FUCKIN’ CLUE!!!! MONKEY OF THE MONTH GOES TO LIL WAYNE!!!!

    Niggas saying you was better when the drugs was in your system
    Now your crack swag gone ever since you came from prison

    “Tell Me Why They Mad For” – Pusha T

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

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  • Salute A Nigga ‘Fo I Shoot A Nigga

    it’s a punchline. get over it. when will humanity stop letting words bruise them?

  • Tyler

    Why didn’t anyone care when he said “beatin up ya block, yeah I get my emmett till on”

  • Me

    “If you are offended or defended by anything I may say or do— Do Somethin” Lil Wayne

  • jayoconn

    can someone post the exact songs where these Kanye and Remy Ma used the “Emmit Till” punchline??

    Lil Wayne- “It’s me Bitches” off Da Drought 3 is where he used the line posted above.

    And to me that “beatin up ya block, yeah I get my emmett till on” line does not really make sense, so i never took offense to it.

  • Me

    Sounds to me that music isn’t the problem here, it’s whistling at a white woman. JS

  • Justin TIme

    @Jayoconn Remy Ma verse on Terror Squad “Yeah Yeah Yeah”. Kanye on “Through The Wire”

  • NYCS

    Don’t forget, Kanye ref’d Till, too. Spread the hate around.

  • Mojo

    But its okay to call out (read: disrespect) every other nameless (and named) woman, brotha, whatever. SMH with a Dylon face (name the 5 best rappers of all time: Dylon, Dylon….) at fake outrage. Go sleep. Get the bloodclot outtta here with this nonsense.

    DMX rapped about necrophilia…freaking raping a corpse. Biggie was on that rape of both man and woman as well as killing a newborn. Don’t get me started on Eminem. The list goes on and on. Wayne gets flack because he used a historical figure? That’s where the line is drawn???? That’s a no go in the streets now????

    Fake outrage. Take that hot basura to the nutso blogs that think Obama is shaping the world into a Hitler like regime and if you’re black and rich, its only because you worship the devil. I can’t say give me a break. More like get yourself some help.

    This isn’t a freedom of speech thing. This is a “Call him out for the insensitive line and move the bloodclot on”.

    Nobody trying to read

    ****DAY 4: Lil Wayne Watch—-When will he apologize for being vulgar/insensitive/downright disrespectful in a Rap lyric because this is the very first time such a thing has occurred and we as a Hip Hop Community won’t stand for it. The Musical”. ****

    Fake.
    Outrage.

  • kyla

    MY MESSAGE TO LIL WAYNE IS:: WHAT GOOD IS MONEY IF YOUR SOUL IS ROTTEN?? INVEST IT IN EDUCATING YOURSELF YOUNG MAN!!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Mojo

    I DON’T THINK U REALLY UNDRSTAND THE PLIGHT OF THE BLACK MAN!!!! IT’S BECUZ OF EMMITT TILL LIL WAYNE CAN TALK TO A WHITE WOMAN!!!! THINK NIGGA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OINION!!!!

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  • Y2G

    –“Sounds to me that music isn’t the problem here, it’s whistling at a white woman. JS”

    Shouts @ME for saying the most sensible ish on this entire thread… 100

  • Donn

    Freedom of speech, no matter if u like it or not, u can’t take away that man’s freedom to say watever

  • Yo momma gave me the …

    @dumbasses

    If it was just a punchline ” all whites are ignorant redneck trailer trash”. I expect everyone to accept what i just said because it is just a punchline. HELL NO
    Even better, have a public speaker burst out with that bullshit like lil wayne, see if people take it lightly.
    Bunch of insensitive fucks on here!

  • wtf

    Lil wayne is deplorable. He has taken his lyrics to the extreme, and i really think he says things just to raise conflict because he has become IRRELEVANT. He is like Randy Moss….”I’m going to say something just so people will talk about me”.

  • mark landeck

    This is a non-issue. Freedom of speech reigns supreme. If you don’t like the song, don’t listen to it. If I’m LiL Wayne I wouldn’t change the lyrics. No one should ever apologize for what they say. Words are words. Once they’re out there, they’re out there. Actions are different. LiL Wayne didn’t physically hurt anyone. Get off the guy’s back. 1st amendment rocks!

  • Why, though?

    So sad. We are our own worst enemy. Lil Wayne is a walking, talking minstrel show.

  • Why, though?

    And this is NOT what freedom of speech means. smdh

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  • Really?

    Apparently some of you people dont understand the issue. Learn your history or do some research for God’s sake. This 14 year old boy was tortured and murdered for making a pass at a white woman. Wrists broken, eye gouged out, and beaten severely among so much else. And no one was ever held responsable. This isnt about “Freedom of Speech” or people being “too sensitive”. Personally I feel this is about a lack of respect for how your own people were treated in the past. As well as plain ignorance .

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