PepsiCo Is Meeting Emmett Till’s Family To Address Lil Wayne’s Controversial Lyric


Just days after PepsiCo announced they were dropping Lil Wayne; the company will meet with Emmett Till’s family to learn more about these experiences. This information comes from Al Sharpton in a statement released via National Action Network.

“I have been in conversations over the last several days with leadership at PepsiCo and the family of Emmett Till,” Sharpton said. “This has been a ‘teaching moment’ for Lil Wayne, corporate America and the family of Emmett Till yet more than a condemnation of any one artist, it is an affirmation of Emmett Till and a call for more sensitivity about what we say and do in our culture. National Action Network does not want it to end with artists losing contracts but rather with a sensitizing of corporate America so we can learn from these experiences and set a tone that will help everybody.”

This is set to happen on May 8. The Till family voiced their opinion on Wayne’s lyric on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” Since then, Epic Records has re-released an edited version of the song, Wayne has apologized to the family, and he was dropped from his Mountain Dew campaign.

[via HipHopDX]

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  • me

    why can’t he just seize to death? im sick of this twat’s face.

  • Brandon Oats

    He need to watch what he say. His mouth can get him into a whole lotta trouble.

    • nigga

      fuck up

  • Skepticalnigga

    I really don’t care. Whenever people handle controversial shit in public I assume its for publicity.

  • jimmimcb

    fuck all these niggas al sharpton is a racist lil wayne cant rap.

  • dominique enza

    I cried when i read Emmett Till Story.
    That shit was real sad.for all yall out talking bout some Lil Wayne Should die for what he had said,listen to yourself that’s like saying emmett till
    Deserve what he did.NOBODY!!deserve to DIE!!JESUS.Lil wayne shouldnt have said what he had said,and iam pretty sure he meant that apology!