Ciara’s boo Future who produced the track “Karate Chop” had the audacity to say that Lil Wayne’s verse that referenced Emmett Till raised awareness.
Till was murdered in 1955 by two white men for flirting with a white woman, so for Lil Wayne to lay down a verse stating “beat that pu**y up like Emmett Till” was definitely disrespectful and The Till family were very disappointed in Lil Wayne and the Record Company for releasing the track.
Future told Power 106
I never thought it was going to get so much attention, but I think overall, the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened. Even though they probably thought it was negative, he brought positive energy to the situation because a lot of people don’t even know [who Emmett Till was]. My dad didn’t even know who Emmett was, he think I was talking about Emmett Smith. I’m talking a lot of that are people around me, credible people, that should be like, ‘Man, you don’t even know who Emmett Till is?’ He raised awareness to people who didn’t even know Emmett Till. The young kids that never even knew what happened to him… I don’t believe he in any way, form, or fashion did it out of disrespect toward the family.