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Lil Wayne to Emmett Till Fam

I Won't Compare Sex to

Emmett's Murder ... Anymore

5/1/2013 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501_lil_wayne_launchLil 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."

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Let's not do that anymore.

449 days ago
2.

Bwoy dem    

it took him 3 months to eat crow like a man... eff him!

449 days ago
3.

Truth is    

If the seizures cease, it was Emmett's ghost

449 days ago
4.

YungOne    

Easy way to get a man to apologize...hit him where it hurts...his wallet.

449 days ago
5.

BradDavis    

Karma.

449 days ago
6.

Bonniebelle    

Hope he dies. Praying for his peaceful death. Karma

449 days ago
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LaTish    

Why didn't Al Shaprton and Rev Jesse Jackson blast Lil Wayne on all of the major news networks and call for boycotting Lil Wayne's music just like they blasted Don Imus and got Don Imus fired when Imus made an insensitive remark about black female ball players. I'm Black and it makes me sick that Al Sharpton & Rev Jesse Jackson don't hold our own accountable especially when Lil Wayne had total disregard for something that was so horrific in Black History. What Lil Wayne did was more offensive than what Don Imus did. The Black Race is the dumbest race on this planet and I no longer have Black Pride but Black Shame of what our race has become.

449 days ago
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JDoors    

"Wayne closes, "I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy.""


Translation:


"I respect the struggles of the past, but I'm too f'n stupid to realize that comparing beating up a vagina [ed. Which is disrespectful to women] to the brutal and fatal beating Till received and which changed the course of civil rights in this country, could be in any way disrespectful - somebody way smarter than I am finally suggested I should apologize for being that f'n stupid and that f'n disrespectful, so I apologize for that."

449 days ago
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bob_bitchin    

Ok enuff of Lil' Turd. He needs to die already

449 days ago
10.

Bird    

Having your PR guy write a half-assed non-apology just adds more insult to the situation. Lil Wayne is a jackass.

449 days ago
11.

oleman    

this is music????? No wonder there is so much violence goin on!

449 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

You neglected to mention the endorsement deal the Till family was aiming at. That is when he posted the apology after people have been giving him strife for the line for months now.

449 days ago
13.

BradDavis    

And Obama is now providing abortion pills to 15 year old girls...

449 days ago
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patsfan4life    

Did he apologize before, after or during the seizure?

449 days ago
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LOL!    

People need to stop being *****s! These idiots are part of the pussification of America!! I tired of people crying every time someone says something they dont like, protesting at reebox, sending out letters from their attorney demanding apologies! Stop being big f,ing ********* S! America is getting so soft, toughen up people, it's just a lyric in a stupid song! 80% of people don't even know who emmitt till is! They probably didn't even know what the hell he was talking about with that verse! Grow up and find something more constructive to do other than worry about what some rapper says in a song!!

449 days ago
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