Future spoke about the remix of his song “Karate Chop,” and Lil Wayne's controversial lyrics where he compares having rough sex to the murder of Emmett Till.
Future says although the situation surrounding the verse was unfortunate, he believes Lil Wayne’s words brought about a ”raised awareness about Emmett Till’s horrific murder.
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“We did the song with great intentions – I know he did the verse for the art – but speaking on the situation, I can’t speak on it,” he said. “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 [Emmett Till's family] 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 thought 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.”
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