Brief: Family reacts to Lil Wayne lyric

Maroon Staff and Maroon Staff


Epic Records is going to “great efforts” to take down a new Future remix leaked over the weekend with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric that has offended the family of Emmett Till. The New Orleans rapper made a sexual reference to the death of Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy tortured and shot in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. Till’s family objected and the Rev. Jesse Jackson reached out to Lil Wayne’s management, The Blueprint Group, on the family’s behalf.

Epic Records will release an official version of the song that “will not include such references.” Neither Jackson nor members of Till’s family could be reached late Wednesday. A publicist said Lil Wayne has had no comment so far.