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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Lyric
The family of slain civil rights teen, Emmett Till, asked soda giant
Mountain Dew, to drop rapper Lil Wayne from a sponsorship deal, over
lyrics in his song "Karate Chop." In the song Wayne raps,
" Pop a lot of pain pills, 'bout to put rims on my skateboard
wheels ... beat that p***y up like Emmett Till." Many were
outraged at the lyric, deeming it made light of the innocent
15-year-old's horrific, brutal death in 1955.
Wayne wrote a letter to the Till family, but they rejected it
stating the contents did not constitute a real apology. Mountain Dew
agrees with the family and has dropped the Young Money rapper from the