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Emmett Till Family

to Lil Wayne:

THAT'S NO APOLOGY!

5/1/2013 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501-emmett-till-lil-wayne-gettyLil Wayne's "apology" to the family of civil rights icon Emmett Till was NOT REALLY AN APOLOGY ... in fact, it fell way short ... a rep for the Till family tells TMZ.

Earlier today, Wayne fired off a letter to the Tills ... to "acknowledge" the hurt he caused the family when he compared Emmett's violent death with the violent way he has sex with women.

Nowhere in the letter did Wayne say he was sorry for what he did.

Now, Airickca Gordon-Taylor -- Executive Director, Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation and Till Family Representative -- tells TMZ the family does not view the letter as a formal apology.

"While it’s commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett Till and his memory to ‘not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in his music,' this statement falls short of an apology, as none is mentioned."

We're reaching out to Lil Wayne for comment -- stay tuned.

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Jay-D    

Hes too stupid to know what he did wrong.. Hes like a 4 year old. "I dont understand, im lil wayne, i thought i could say and do whatever i want."

517 days ago
17.

Kelly    

Thats' no apology? Tough crap! That's the apology you get. People died for freedom of speech, too, so maybe eff off.

517 days ago
18.

baby    

i have to say, does this man who is already homely, think those teeth help his looks? no matter how much money he has he still wakes up looking like that.... ewww

517 days ago
19.

ace209er    

First off thats someone's deceased family u jst dnt say anything about them period guy under my coment u are stupid.

517 days ago
20.

BW    

He reminds me of Mr Hankie the Christmas poo, he's small and brown
and he come from you, sit on the
toilet here he comes, squeezin
tween your festive buns.

517 days ago
21.

curious george    

man **** the world..the current family of emertt they dnt even knw him..if someone was to tel me about ma relatibe qho died and i dnt knw them i wont feel nun thats human..the till fam jus wanta money.they dnt feel nun.

517 days ago
22.

flyskimmer    

This guy is disgusting and brings his entire race down to the gutter. No one should buy his sh.itty cds. F him

517 days ago
23.

SamanthaStaats    

He should apologize for that nauseating **** he calls music.

517 days ago
24.

Toilethead    

That guy is a dumbass.

517 days ago
25.

milmil    

Sir fincter say what

517 days ago
26.

LDB    

where in lil waynes mind did he ever think that was a good idea to add in a song?

517 days ago
27.

GoldenAngel    

He knows he was out of line but is too self consumed with his mollies and lean to comprehend the ethical ramifications of his bloated ego to feel bad. With brain damage from the seizure might have f'ed up his impulse control

517 days ago
28.

Terrence     

what happened to respect for those that are dead. Emmett Till died a horriblel death. He was killed for speaking to a white woman and was beaten and tortured in a way you wouldnt treat an animal. Yes he should apologize the correct way.

517 days ago
29.

Wrestlingmark00    

Lil Wayne hates the civil rights movement.

517 days ago
30.

chris007    

Give a dummy time to entertain and he will always show how dumb he is.

517 days ago
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