They say words can hurt just as much as any weapon when used in a derisive manner. That's why today after many people have already forgotten, Lil Wayne's offensive lyrics about Emmett Till in the "Karate Chop" remix released a week ago still haunt his family.
Till was 14-years old when he was brutally murdered in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. While Epic Records CEO LA Reid has reached out to the family and apologized for the song and vowed to remove the offensive lyrics, Wayne has yet to communicate with Till's relatives.
The family has penned an open letter to the rapper, which Vibe has published.
"How would you feel if your child was beaten beyond recognition, body mutilated, disfigured, tortured for hours, unnecessarily shot after being beaten to death, lynched in barbed wire, weighed down by a 70-pound cotton gin fan and tossed in a river with intent to never be found again?" part of the letter reads.
Read the rest of it below.