Lil Wayne is in hot water today following his guest spot on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),” which dropped earlier this week. Weezy’s guest spot on that track involved one particular lyric that raised a few eyebrows:
“Pop a lot of pain pills
Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels
Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till”
Emmett Till, of course, was a 14-year-old African American boy who was tortured and killed in 1955 for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. The family of Till was unsurprisingly offended by the lyric and, with the aid of Rev. Jesse Jackson, is asking for its removal from the song.
Last night the label issued the following apology for the track:
“We regret the unauthorized remix version of Future's 'Karate Chop,' which was leaked online and contained hurtful lyrics. Out of respect for the legacy of Emmett Till and his family and the support of the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. ... we are going through great efforts to take down the unauthorized version."
The original version has unmysteriously disappeared from Soundcloud and Epic is now promising the release of an alternate version that “will not include such references.”
Here's the new version of the song with the words "Emmett Till" edited out. The lyric in question comes in around 3:15.
Listen: Future f/ Lil Wayne "Karate Chop (Remix) (Edited)"
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