Chris McKay

Lil Wayne came under fire earlier in the week for making a sexual innuendo that referenced slain civil rights icon Emmett Till on Future's "Karate Chop (Remix)." And now Future is coming to his defense.

"It was a hot song, we did it from a good place with great intentions, just to add some life on to the song," Future tells MTV News. "The record it was done from a good place, good art, he ain't have no bad intentions when he was thinking about it like that."

For those unfamiliar with their civil rights history: Till was a 14-year-old African-American who was tortured and killed for flirting with a white woman in 1955. This week, his family asked Wayne to apologize for his verse, which included the lyric "beat that p***y like Emmett Till."

According to the Huffington PostStevie Wonder is also criticizing Weezy for the lyric saying, "You can't equate that to Emmett Till. You just cannot do that... I think you got to have someone around you that—even if they are the same age or older—is wiser to say, 'Yo, that's not happening. Don't do that.'"