N***a get the f**k outta here!!!!
Future Defends Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyrics
During a visit to Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Power 106 in L.A., Future was asked about Lil Wayne’s very controversial lyrics on his radio smash “Karate Chop” (remix).
Here is the dumb isht he had to say:
“We did the song with great intentions,” Future said in an interview. “I never thought it was going to get so much attention. But I think, overall, with the whole situation, he did bring light, in a positive way, to what happened. Even though they might thought it was negative, he brought positive energy to the situation because a lot of people don’t know, my dad didn’t even know who Emmett was. He’s thinking I’m talking about Emmitt Smith. … He raised awareness to people who didn’t even know who Emmett Till is to young kids who didn’t even know what happened to him. … After Lil Wayne brought light to it, they had to go and do their research.”
Apparently Clifford Harris aka T.I. also co-signs Wayne’s lyrical faux-pas:
“Endorsements come from corporations,” T.I. said when asked for his take on controversial lyrics hurting hip-hop artists’ endorsement deals. “Corporations, that’s outside dollars. You know what I’m saying? That’s money that you would not normally be making if you were not associated with this brand. So if you’re going to be associated with this brand, you’re going to have to be associated with this brand and have them, you know, be associated with pride in whatever it is you do. So, it’s kind of like you got to be mindful of the things you say if you choose to take in money from outside sources. But me knowing [Lil Wayne], I know [he] ain’t mean no harm in what he said. He was just kicking flav. You got to really be in our life and of our lifestyle to understand how we can kinda unplug and — be on our own sh*t sometimes.”
There must be some code amongst rappers that regardless of what stupid, irresponsible, disingenuous isht they say, everyone must defend them and act like it’s all good. SMFH!