Future Defends Lil Wayne's Controversial Lyric

The rapper says Wayne's reference to civil rights icon Emmett Till had no "bad intentions"
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.'"


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