Breaking News Lil Wayne has APOLOGIZED to the family of Emmett Till … saying he”s sorry their feelings were hurt when he compared the brutal killing of the civil rights icon … to having rough sex with a woman for a rap song.
Weezy came under fire back in February over a verse he dropped on the song “Karate Chop” … in which he said, “Pop a lot of pain pills, “bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels … beat that p***y up like Emmett Till.”
Quick history lesson — Till was 14 back in 1955 when he was beaten beyond recognition, shot and dumped in a river … after he was accused of flirting with a white woman in Mississippi. His open-casket funeral and murder trial were early flashpoints in the civil-rights movement.
Till”s family was outraged — claiming the lyric “infected the Internet” — and demanded Wayne apologize.
Now, Wayne has kinda sorta obliged … saying in a letter to the Till fam, “It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist”s song has deeply offended your family.”
He continues, “I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.”
Translation — I”m sorry you”re offended.
Wayne does say, “As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure.”
He goes on to say he supports Epic Records” decision to remove the song from the web … and that he”ll never rap about Till again.
Wayne closes, “I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy.”