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I LIKE LIL WAYNE HE GOOD PEOPLE IN MY BOOK BUT ALOT OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, DON'T KNOW OUR HISTORY...ALL THESE RIGHTS THEY GOT NOW, SAYIN WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY ON A RECORD IS BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE PAID SOME SERIOUS PRICES FOR THAT...THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND

 

Family of Emmett Till Writes Open Letter to Lil Wayne

ACCORDING TO BET.COM

The row over Lil Wayne's offensive lyrics about civil rights movement catalyst Emmett Till — the 15-year-old murdered in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman — on a Future remix continues.

Yesterday, Till's family posted an open letter to Lil Wayne on VIBE.com. "When you spit lyrics like 'beat that p---y up like Emmett Till,' not only are you destroying the preservation and legacy of Emmett Till's memory and name, but the impact of his murder in black history along with the degradation of women," the letter, written by Airickca Gorgon-Taylor, Till Family representative and executive director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, read.

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