Has Lil Wayne Gone Too Far? Boycott Being Sought For 'Karate Chop' Remix Over Wayne's Disrespectful Lyrics About Emmett Till [Audio]


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Lil Wayne has said a lot of controversial things in songs throughout his career, but he appears to have really crossed the line in his latest collaboration with Future titled "Karate Chop" remix.


In the song Wayne raps “I pop alot of pain pills. Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that p*ssy up like Emmett Till.”.


Emmett Till was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14. Till, who was from Chicago reportedly flirting with a 21-year old white store owner by the name of Carolyn Bryant. That was justification enough in the minds of Bryant's husband Roy Bryant and his half-brother J. W. Milam to murder Till.


The two took Till from his great-uncle's house to a barn where they brutally beat him, gouged out one of his eyes and shot him in the head before dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River,


Till's body was pulled from the river three days later. His mother, Mamie Till Mobley. made the controversial decision to have an open casket. Photos of her son's disfigured face were widely published.



Both Bryant and Milam were acquitted of the young boy's murder.


Today the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation is calling for a boycott of the "Karate Chop" remix.


How DARE you compare the atrocity of Emmett Till to the anatomy of a woman!!!! Rappers Future and Lil Wayne's release of the "Karate Chop"remix scheduled to appear on DJ Smallz's This Is That Southern Smoke Vol. 4 which drops during All Star Weekend, includes the egregious lyrics..."Beat that p-ssy up like Emmett Till".


The rappers metaphoric indiscretion is not only OFFENSIVE to the family of Emmett Till but our ancestors and to THEMSELVES as black men.  How can a comparison be made between the gateway ofLIFEto the BRUTALITY andPUNISHMENT of DEATH? Have they no pride and dignity as black men?  They are diminishing there own existence in a society controlled by a system that criminalizes black men at every opportunity.

The name Emmett Till has resonated over 57 years in effort to educate, in tributes to his life, to demonstrate the existence of modern hate crimes, and to continue the legacy of our rich cultural history. Numerous ballads and songs HONOR his memory and the brutal torcher he endured at the tender age of 14-years-old; during a time when black people weren't even considered humans beings.


It is disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectul to Emmett Till's family and our community at large. The name Emmett Till represents the eruption of a great movement in our hearts as black people and in our country. Out of respect to the family please remove that portion of your lyrics. His mother Mamie Till Mobley is doing cartwheels in her tomb!!!!!!


Until the lyrics are removed we request everyone boycott "Karate Chop" remix! I also emplore the veterans of the rap and hip hop to mentor and sensor the newborns!




Lets unite in solidarity!


Airickca Gordon-Taylor, Estate Heir & Founding Director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation


Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation



Dr. Boyce Watkins is also taking Wayne to task for the lyrics.


Dr. Boyce Watkins.


Watkins had a recent a discussion with Airickca Gordon-Taylor and Bishop Tavis Grant of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition about the song. Listen to that below.

Lil Wayne Releases a Song that Disrespects the Family of Emmett Till

Future ft. Lil Wayne - Karate Chop (Remix)

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Comment by thatnigga253 on February 14, 2013 at 5:31pm
"Native people must pursue, acquire and own knowledge to achieve freedom; otherwise we are mere slaves" -Janine Pease
I personally hold this quote to be true for all of those who were once oppressed. @shone, homie if you don't think the African Race isn't headed towards the path of extinction your blind to life and need to further your knowledge of the world. You are right This Lands native Population is demoralized and everything but extinct...Luckily For those of African ancestry we can still do something about it, but we cannot change the tide of the world alone we need everyone's assistance to achieve because we are all victims in this game
Comment by bittersweet on February 14, 2013 at 4:57pm
There is a rock group out called Dead Kennedys. When I see that, I immediately think of the fact that 2 Kennedy bros were murdered in my life-time.....When I hear Emmet Till...I don't think of the context, I remember that horror. Odd how no one is insulted by the thought of beating a p*ssy up....or insulted by the fact that we use p*ssy to indicate a wimpy dude-putting a negative light on the place where babies come into this world...You can get insulted, or take it for what it is.Like everything, it's in the eye of the beholder.
Comment by Shone on February 14, 2013 at 4:23pm
Comment by Shone on February 14, 2013 at 4:22pm
@Columbus "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future. Study that quote then get back to me when you understand it's meaning. Cause yall only looking towards the past and pointing fingures at everybody else for your own races mistakes....Native Pride
Comment by Shone on February 14, 2013 at 4:20pm
@Columbus. I said rock, not rocks! But obviously you missed the metaphor in the saying. Well you hold on to the past and analyze/study the situation while I move foward and focus on my life. You cant change the past, you can learn from it yes.
Comment by Columbus J on February 14, 2013 at 4:00pm
The sad part is you're too naive to realize this DOES affect your everyday life.
Comment by Columbus J on February 14, 2013 at 3:58pm
First of all, a great deal of history (aka truth) is held in studying rocks. That's what archaeologists are for. Second of all, the "get over it" cliche is a lazy cop out. If you think 60 years is a long time ago then you must be under 20yrs old.
Comment by BuckDat on February 14, 2013 at 3:58pm
As if i needed a new reason to NOT listen to Lil Wayne. LOL. Like we didnt already know he put no thought or effort into his lyrics? it's not the first moronic rap lyric and it wont be the last.
Comment by Andril on February 14, 2013 at 3:56pm
R.I.P. Emmett Till
Comment by Columbus J on February 14, 2013 at 3:52pm
I'm convinced the whole YMCMB is in bed with the Feds. I think they are getting paid to destroy the minds of black children. In the 80's they used free base cocaine to create criminal behavior, now they're using rap music.

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