Lil Wayne's controversial lyric referencing Emmett Till on Future's "Karate Chop" track was pulled and censored by Epic Records immediately after his version leaked.
The controversial lyric led to a lot of troubles for Wayne, Future and everyone involved with the song. The main question that many asked was "How did everyone that heard this think the lyric was okay?"
Vibe interviewed Metro Boomin, who produced "Karate Chop," and asked the same question. He says that version was never intended to come out.
Here's what he told Vibe:
Were you in the studio with Weezy when he laid his verse or did he send it to you remotely?
Nah. He sent it. We were in Atlanta and he sent it. Future had called me to come listen to the verse at 11th Street Studios. That’s where I heard the verse.
The question that everyone has is how did an entire studio of people think the verse was okay? Did you have hesitations putting it out when you heard the Emmett Till reference? Absolutely. We didn’t even intend for it to come out like that. It was serious. I was like, “Honestly, it will be no good” so we took the line out. But there was a music video…The whole reason the song came out prematurely is [because] it got leaked. I’m not even going to say his name. He had ripped the song off the video director’s…Uh, I guess the video director fell asleep uploading the video, to his Vimeo. He [the ripper] always checks the Vimeo for content and one day he lucked up on the fucking ‘Karate Chop’ video and he ripped the one with the Wayne verse and he put it out. On the mastered version, the final, that line wasn’t in there. He [the ripper] put it out and made everybody look like douchebags, but it wasn’t the plan.