Dr. Boyce: Emmett Till’s Family is Rightfully Angry at Lil Wayne’s Blatant Disrespect

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins

When a rapper says he’s gonna “pop a pill” then “beat that p*ssy like Emmett Till,” that’s when we know that he might have gone a little bit too far.  But that’s just what happened this week, and the Till family isn’t happy.

Lil Wayne and Future, two very talented hip-hop artists, have decided to push the envelope of disrespect by releasing a song called “Karate Chop.”  In the song, Lil Wayne takes the liberty of turning the mutilated face of Emmett Till into a weary s*x organ, ridiculing the agony experienced by this young man many years ago.   The matter is made even sadder by the fact that Till’s legacy was trampled by Lil Wayne, Future and Universal Records right in the middle of Black History Month.

This week, I spoke with Airickca Gordon Taylor, spokesperson for the Till family and as you can imagine, the family is outraged.

“I just couldn’t understand how he could compare the gateway to life to the brutality and punishment of death,” said Gordon Taylor.

For those of us who aren’t familiar with the story of Emmett Till (apparently, Lil Wayne already is), Till was a 15-year old boy who was beaten beyond recognition and murdered for whistling at a white woman.  Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, made the courageous decision to insist that her son be buried with an open casket so that the country could see how ugly the brutality of racial violence can become.  Mamie’s sacrifice sparked international outrage and served as part of the fuel which created the foundation for the civil rights movement.

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Over 50 years later, we now have black rappers who think it’s OK to compare this 15-year old boy’s face to a v@gina.  I doubt that Dr. King would consider this to be progress.

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his associate, Bishop Tavis Grant of the Rainbow/Push Coalition have spoken up on the matter, and I’ve promised to give them my support.  So far, neither Lil Wayne nor Future has responded to the family’s call for them to stop the release of the song,  which is an astonishing show of arrogance from both of their camps.  I wonder if any of the people signing off on the song even realized that it’s now black history month?  I doubt they celebrate this sort of thing in the offices of Universal Records, since it’s easier to exploit an artist who is both ignorant and uneducated: The scariest thing in the world can be a conscientious, courageous and intelligent black man, hence the decision to mass promote black male anti-intellectualism.

Hip-hop music is one of the most powerful and persuasive art forms in the history of the world, and it is now being used to enslave the minds of young black people so that they might become food for the prison industrial complex.  Lil Wayne’s reference to Till is just the latest effort to dumb down black America with messages that are nothing short of disgustingly toxic.  Don’t believe me?  Go analyze any one of a million songs you’ll hear on the radio today:  Not one song promotes a positive lifestyle, and within 60 seconds, you’ll surely hear a reference to at least one of the following – drug use, alcoholism, violence, or s*xual irresponsibility.   Also, have you ever noticed that commercialized (corporate-funded) hip-hop is the ONLY genre of music where nearly all of the messages are the same?  Maybe this isn’t a coincidence.

Many potential black male father figures have been extracted from our community and sent to the concentration camps of the prison industrial complex, given dozens of years in prison for sometimes minor offenses.  All the while, their sons grow up without fathers, and are taught by music on the radio how to get high and drunk every day, to kill other black men, and to disrespect the black women who raised them (case-in-point:  Lil Wayne’s song, “Always strapped,” reminds black men to keep their guns with them when they go to the club, and in another song “We be Steady Mobbin,” Wayne says that he will steal your girlfriend, turn her into a hooker and then kill her and send her dead body back to you).  Lil Wayne’s music is a reflection of his own sad reality, as a man who is as brilliant as the great Malcolm X has been convinced to use his powers to destroy rather than uplift.  I would ask Wayne to say something positive to his people, but the fact is that in his mind, we are NOT his people.

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The cultural norms that continue to undermine who we are as a community are deliberately designed to keep us in a psychological prison from which many of us choose not to escape.  And for those of us who rise above the madness, we often find ourselves and our loved ones brutalized or killed by those who’ve been turned into zombies.  A good example is the late Hadiya Pendleton, the young honor student who was murdered just a block away from the home of President Barack Obama.  Hadiya didn’t die because her mother was irresponsible:  She died because someone else’s child was failed by either society or his own parents and ended up becoming a teenage murderer.

Bishop Grant, Rev Jesse Jackson and the Till family aren’t just taking the fight to the artists themselves, they are taking it to the streets and the boardrooms.  Universal Records, the company that finances and sponsors the language being used in much of this music, should be held accountable.  I guarantee that if I were releasing music which said that “I’m going to beat that woman’s v*gina as if she were a Jew in Hitler’s concentration camp,” I wouldn’t be able to get millions of dollars in financing to spread my message around the world.  Destructive hip-hop music is the kind of disrespect that is designed uniquely for black people only.

Some would say that the consumers are to blame for this madness on the airwaves.  They say that if people stop demanding this kind of music, it will simply go away. The problem is two-fold:  1) Many of the people who purchase hip-hop music are white people who care nothing about how the music might affect the psyches of black youth, and 2) If you force a product down the throat of consumers long enough, they will eventually crave it in the same way that an alcoholic comes to desire poison in his body.

White people buy hip-hop, but are not as readily influenced by its messages.  They don’t see the artists as reflections of themselves, but instead as connections to the “authentic” black urban “gangsta” experience.  Black children, on the other hand, don’t have nearly as many media role models to choose from, and are often led to believe that music is their way out of the ghetto.  Bad parenting is not the only reason that many of our kids are led astray, since many good parents see their words drowned out by a world that teaches black children to destroy themselves.

I’m not angry at Lil Wayne for making his music, much of which is actually very good.  Lil Wayne is brilliant, creative and powerful, like Malcolm Little was before he met the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.  Also like Malcolm, Wayne was poisoned by a racist society, and his music is merely a symptom of the mental illness that America has built within him over the last 30 years.  Since he never met his own version of Elijah Muhammad, Wayne has become convinced to use his power to kill his community rather than lift it up, and that is why he continues to work for our enemies.

But no matter how we view the actions of Lil Wayne himself, the bottom line is that we must love our kids more than we love this music.  We can support the value of artistic freedom while simultaneously demanding that our hip-hop artists and their corporate overseers show some degree of responsibility.  We can’t just presume that anything goes, especially when the music so blatantly spits on the legacy of someone like Emmett Till.

In other words, some things are sacred and we should crush the soul of anyone who dares to disrespect the Civil Rights Movement in such a blatant and ignorant way.  We owe this much to little  Emmett and his mother, who gave so much to us.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition and author of the lecture series, “Greatness is not an option: Why we must teach our children to fly.” To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.

 

459 Responses to Dr. Boyce: Emmett Till’s Family is Rightfully Angry at Lil Wayne’s Blatant Disrespect

  1. I hate rappers ,lil wayne is a low life.

    • Rappers are young men, making young men MISTAKES.

      Hurt feelings are no excuse to try to steal money from people through lawsuits.

      Lil Wayne and Future are hurting black people a lot less than jesse jackson sr and jr when they sit by and say nothing while black babies are murdered in chicago.

      They could apologize and change the lyric, but that is all that needs to be done.

      Why aren’t these same old negroes offended by black boy children selling dope in their neighborhoods, destroying families????

      Is it because they have no chance of getting a lawsuit going?

      • Carol, you are not even living in reality. The ability for you to speak with our repercussion can be attributed to those like Jesse Jackson. The fact that Lil’ Wayne is an ignorant rapper, who has no idea of the suffering and pain of his, mine and your forefathers is disrespectful at least, but destructive at best. I am disturbed that I felt compelled to address your comment. But such an ignorant statement could not be left unchallenged. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Or is it too late?

        • Jack:I know it hurts to answer that fool Carol, but good job..well said.

          • If Lil Wayne has the power to destroy your family he is either Jesus incognito OR you are a sorry excuse for a parent.

            Which is it?

        • So jesse jackson told u he wrote the U.S. constitution and you believe him???? LOL

          Either you are real dumb or on crack.

          You can criticize young intelligent men who, WITH NO HELP, WORKED their way out of the ghetto with their talent and became millionaires with NO Affirmative action to help them, but you dont say a word about oprah winfrey’s network and how it demonizes black people with all of the whores, prostitutes, fat/lazy/dumb and criminal images she puts before the world.

          You ignorant fools keep talking about the past, and have no awareness of the present, or what the future holds.

          If you really cared about hurt people you would do something concrete to help the mothers of black babies being murdered TODAY, simply because they have no police protection.

          Rappers arent the only negroes in medias with WRECKLESS tongues. d**n near every negro on the air is major wreckless with their tongue including jesse jackson, who is jealous that his pathetic offspring, even with his affirmative action help ACHIEVED NOTHING of wealth. I KNOW JEALOUSY WHEN I SEE IT.

          IF LIL WAYNE WAS SOME POOR BLACK PERSON WITH NO MONEY TO STEAL NOTHING WOULD HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS SONG AT ALL.

          • Nothing is true about the last statement you said Carol. It’s just that Lil Wayne cares about his money more than anything else. You can never bring back your family member that has been killed or undo the harm that has ’cause injury to them. But for someone like Lil Wayne? Hit him where it hurts…This family cared about their son. Instead of beatin’ Lil Wayne’s kid and going to jail so he could feel your pain. File a lawsuit like a civil person and do what you can. Fact is Lil Wayne always has lawsuits against him. Kid hasn’t learned yet apparently.

          • YOUR SICK AND YOU DONT EVEN KNOW IT WATCH HIDDEN COLORS 1&2 THE MOVIE GOD BLESS YOUR HEALTH

          • Carol is right on. Lil Wayne is an unintelligent, low life without any morals. If folks like Emmett Till had not lost his life and folks like Jesse Jackson had not dedicated his life to the Struggle, Lil Wayne would not even have the opportunity to make money and create non-essential, unintelligent so-called ‘songs’. He is a despicable character, to say the least.

          • Lorraine Mayes-Buckley

            My dear Carol, you are a prime example of the misguided, ignorant Black woman who ahs no idea of the harm we are doing to each other. It doesn’t matter if Lil’ Wayne was rich, poor, white or black, he totally disrespected the Till family and in my opinion, every Black person who was involved in the struggle. We are in trouble, if you are an example of how the younger genration thinks. SMH

        • What you gone do about rihanna teaching your lil girls that smoking dope and cigarettes is OK, being a ho and disrespectful to the opposite s*x and herself??

          What you gone do about that dumb azz n8ggah boyce???

        • So I’m to believe that jesse jackson wrote the constitution now???

          And I’m to believe that jesse supports my freedom of speech and not lil wayne’s? Actually that might be true, since I have no money for him to steal LOL

          Joan Rivers was talking a LOT about Rosa Parks last night and making big jokes. Wonder what cowardly jesse will say about that??? Let me guess. NOTHING! He concentrates and promotes that black on black crime. The evidence is in all those murders in his neck of the woods.

      • Lil Wayne is responsible for his deeds and actions. He is the enemy of Black people. Do not talk about anyone else and what they do or not do. Lil Wayne is SCUM

        • Sounds like you and old jesse are bitter at Lil Wayne because he stood up for what he believed in and Won! He didn’t roll over and serve the democratic massahs like old jesse, and now that old jesse all used up the democrats dont need him any more so HE IS GOING DOWN! White rascist always use uncle toms like that, but they never learn that their bounty is only for a season.

      • No it is people like you that don’t sit down and teach your children their true history. This is the case with Lil Wayne and his partner in crime.

        Apology my a$$. I am sick and tired of you African Americans begging for some d-a-m-n apology and crumbs off the YT man’s table and his house slaves.

      • @Carol.Totally disagree with you! These are MORE than mistakes. Lyrics in his music are influencing a nation of young people. They listen to his music, quote it, post it and act it out. Regarding, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Where have you been?” Rev. Jackson has been fighting against drugs, crime, for years. Do your research!!!

        • So if jesse has been fighting against crime, why is his own son labeled a criminal and going to jail?

          What is the results of his war against crime? BIGGER AND BETTER CRIME?

          The republicans should be suing jesse sr for saying on national tv, that everyone should get out and vote, not one but two times. Talking about wreckless talk!!! He told people to break the voting law. He told young people to be criminals just to get a democratt elected, and he is an old grown man encouraging young people to commit crime.

          • So now it all comes out, this Carol B4tch is a crazy cracker republican who LOVES when young black males do things that make us look bad. Why is it that every time there is a Black Blog, there is some stupid racist pale face white s***k trolling about pretending to be black. Carol, take your flat a*s, pale face, KKK loving self to Glen Beck’s website and stay away from us. We don’t need you coming here telling us about what Black people do. And save your breath cracker trying to make anyone believe you are not a stinking racist white w***e, because you reek of it. The only thing I would believe you are other than a white s***k is a white racist little p***s man who hates black men, because your p***s is small.

        • steve harvey spewed VIOLENCE as the answer to all of life’s problems constantly on the air for DECADES but your sorry azz said NOTHING!!!! and you laughed out loud.

          and then you sat around and wondered why is JoJo down the street acting violently.

          You think it OK for old negroes to make money off of negro pain and suffering, but the young men who rose from the ashes like mighty warriors with NO HELP, and left the dope game behind, you want to persecute them for every mistake.

          You’re a piece of work.

          Emmet Till DID NOTHING BUT DIE TO GAIN FAME.

          He didn’t march in a civil rights movement, or give a speech. He is only ONE of thousands of black men who died for the same infraction, but

          he is the one that the WHITE MAN chose to send a msg with. That’s his only claim to fame

          - being used by the white man to send a msg to ALL negroes,

          and your sorry self helps those white men who killed him TO CONTINUE THAT MSG UNTIL THE END OF TIME, AND U R TOO DUMB TO KNOW IT.

          every time you tell that emmet till story to your child, you are helping white murderers,

          PUT THE FEAR IN YOUR CHILD, THAT HE’LL END UP LIKE EMMIT TILL IF HE TOUCHES A WHITE WOMAN.

          HOW IGNORANT U R.

      • color blindcitizen

        how old are you and what your race? be it white, black or brown. i know what you are stupid, not white , black or brown (stupidity-slow in apprehension or understanding)do you know what happen to EMMETT TILL’s and why?

        • No matter how much jesse sr try to keep the media away from junior’s admitted theft of $750,000 it wont work.

          he will still be known as a criminal and soon a jailbird

      • I’m surprised at all of the people who disagree with Carol. Talk about burying your head in the sand! I completely agree with her. I’M VERY SAD ABOUT THE EMMITT REFERENCE in Lil Wayne’s song too, but in my opinion, the real issue in our community is our lack of values and victim mentality. Let’s start teaching our kids those basic things and then see what happens. Where are the black leaders who are fighting for that cause? As Carol said, maybe it’s because there’s no money to be made. Stop blaming white people for your lack of ____ (fill in the blank) and get with the program!! We have many opportunities that we are squandering away by our low-class mentality. Once we do that, we won’t have to worry about rap music and its effect on our children.

        • All of entertainment has negative and positive values. From the video games that teach kids to fire weapons and drive wreckless, to the murder movies, to the dirty reggae songs encouraging people to murder gays.

          Negroes are in such a pathetic state now, and no one takes us seriously any more because of hypocrisy, and now they’re infighting.

          Jesse is looking for an activist job. He’s scared whites are going to finally jail him for all his wrongdoing they been overlooking so he needs to try and focus their attention elsewhere – away from him and his family’s wrongdoings.

          He is pathetic.

        • I totally agree with you. I mean ‘Stop blaming white people’ is the name of the game and it seems like no one wants to play. There are too many opportunities out here and many blacks are passing them up on hopes to become a singer or rapper. I mean that’s nice, but at the end of the day whats the point of having a great voice and you can’t do simple math. Blacks need to stop wanting to partake in negative activities and stop letting these rappers influence them. It always amazes me how they are so easily duped by negativity. Just view it as what it is “ENTERTAINMENT”…Despite how tasteless it is. Blacks have to come out of the fantasy world and get in their own reality. The reality of those stars may not be your reality so you can’t do some of the things they do and think the result will be the same

        • Think of it this way: White folks don’t get stigmatized by what Kesha, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen and other stupid celebs do because there are other positive images of white folks doing good things more often shown in the media. Black folks on the other hand will get positive role models if we are lucky once in awhile, but who is mostly shown is the pop culture garbage like Lil’ Wayne and Nikki Minaj, not to mention also the hit show Cops.

          Yes, we shouldn’t continue playing victims and individual responsibility is important. But let’s be honest: our decisions are influenced by things around us. So it is incumbent on us to definitely teach our children better, but it’s even more so important to understand what ppl are being influenced by, and part of that is understanding the cultural bias of the educational system. That’s one way to start it. It’s also understanding how cuts to education programs in particularly urban lower-class areas most of the time (where there is a high concentration of blacks and latinos sometimes) affects learning and one’s interest in learning.

        • FZ, go some d**n where and have three seats. Every time one of these rappers do something as vile and disrespectful and harmful as this Lil Waneyatta has done, one of you ignorant morons, try to belittle it, by talking about WHAT THE BIGGER PICTURE IS. WHAT THE REEEEEEEEEAL PROBLEM IS. STFU, we know there are morality issues and insecurity issues and such. WHAT THE FVCK does that have to do with what we are talking about in this story. Deal with one thing at a time. Some of you kill me alllllllllways trying to go against the grain. Wanting to be seen as the one who is thinking deeper. FVCK outta here with that. Lil Wayne is rich as h**l. Why is he continually doing these things to disrespect this race. He is doing it NOT ONLY because people buy his c**p, but also because there will always be stupid (NO SORRY) STOOPID aZZ wipes like you all, to give him this pass. Don’t sit there and say you feel sorry for the Till reference and then turn around and give an excuse for this disease and his lyrics, because you sound dumb as h**l when you do that. am so sick and tired of you so-called black people always trying to speak the racist white man’s tongue. We know we have fvcking issues, right now we are talking about the ISSUE OF HIP HOP ARTISTS and their constant SHYT. Stick to the d@mn topic at hand.

      • Although I was young when he was murdered, I remember that picture and the stand that his family took in Jet. Coming from Chicago I know what’s happening there and you need to blame the parents for as you say “black babies are murdered in Chicago” for not educating the youth who are doing this. Some not all of our young blacks have no respect for what our people have gone through in order for them to enjoy some of the things that they do today. They haven’t a clue as to what Black people have endured. There have been too many lives lost in the fight for blacks to be recognized and some of our young rappers should acknowledge this. They disrespect our young women and themselves for what to make money and what’s so bad is that thru ignorance the ones they disrespect supports them by buying their records.

        • I have never ever heard of a rappers baby mama on tv complaining they didnt get their child support, but i have heard of many of these so called respectable athletes and actors denying their kids and always in court for neglecting and not supporting their kids.

        • Lil wayne is NOT the SCUM who stole $750,000 and is now headed for jail

          • D!CK HEAD DONNA, Politicians do not want people like Lil Wayneyatta in jail, because then that is taking away from the poison this lil fvck puts out. You Whites and Oreos are so obsessed with Jesse Jackson. But you kow what, I am so glad there are more strong minded Black people than there are OREOS. So keep running your gums all you want, we will never like these vile rappers who are h$ll bound. They may have all the success and fortune right now, but in the end, we will see what they have.

      • excuse me””there is a big difference in what happening in chicago. yes we hate that situation also. but no one needs to steal money through a law suit from that demon lil wayne. god will take more than money from him. what if that had of been your child that was killed in such manner.sure the babies are being killed. by whom? at the hands of their parents. this child was beaten to death by raciest crackers.what planet are you from?

        • First we got Jr stealing $750,000 and now we got Sr trying to figure out a way to steal from lil wayne

          • Donna, isn’t there a bleacher that you should be under sucking on a football players d**k. In fact, you are more than likely a white republican male, pretending to be a Black woman. I can always tell on blogs, when a White man is perpetrating. You all sound alike. You don’t even know how to keep your typical talking points in check to fool people on these blog blogs. You sound JUSTY LIKE THE WHITE RACIST LITTLE d**k MEN on that racist website The Blaze. SAVE IT, because Jesse Jackson, while he may have flaws will ALLLLLWAYS be loved by Black People. White racists like you HATE BLACK people, but you love to protect the black people who are negative, until they knock up one of your blue eye devil princesses. GO SOME WHERE AND PLAY IN TRAFFIC. Jesses Jackson is here to stay. And he has a big D!CK. Unlike you and your male ancestors.

      • Carol, you are missing the mark. The point is the incorrect message that Lil Wayne is putting out there for our youngsters to listen to; and, repeat as though it is truth. These kinds of lyrics is why our boys are out in the streets shooting and killing people; because the rappers who are singing of this and sensationalizing it as being okay to do is what these kids are hearing. It must be stopped; and, if beginning with Lil Wayne means it will help to end it; then, it is just Lil Wayne’s turn right now. Further, Nobody is saying that what Jesse Jackson Jr. did is right either. Everybody must be held accountable for their wrongful actions. And, if you read the news today, Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to his charges. Now, let’s deal with one issue at a time; and, start resolving them. Right now, we are dealing with Lil Wayne to stop his madness.

        • u PIECE OF HORSE SH8T. U MAD CAUSE LIL WAYNE SHOWED DRUG BOYS HOW TO STOP DELIVERING YOUR DRUGS AND GET A LEGAL CAREER, WHERE HE CAN USE HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

          EVEN TRASH LIKE U CANT CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ONLY BLACK PEOPLE TO BE SILENCED AND NOT HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

          WE KNOW U WORK FOR THE KKK BISH.

      • Jack, I wish I knew why you went so easy on this turkey neck witch, who is probably some chicken head, who has three baby daddy’s trying to get a rap deal, so you know she is going to come hard for anyone dissing LiL Wayneyatta. HOW DARE YOU SAY that this was MERELY HURTING FEELINGS YOU SKEEZA. I am sorry but I will never go easy on anyone who make light of someone disrespecting something as sacred as A Civil Rights ICON. WITCH do you know where we would be had people like Emmett Till and Rosa Parks not happened. Lil Wayne should be sought out by any REAL MAN and be taught a lesson of what happens when you do something as cowardly and as vile as what he did. This b@stard rather have a catchy rhyme at the risk of disrespecting and insulting an entire movement. I don’t care what any Hip Hop lover feels about this, they can kiss my sweet @ss. I am 26 years old and I like Hip hop, but I HATE..YES I SAID IT HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE, every member in Lil Wayne’s camp. They think about NOTHING other than money, fame and fortune. And when you have people like that, there is nothing they would not do, to get more. So for all you people who want t protect this t**d, go right ahead, but if you needed something to keep your @ss alive and they knew about, I guarantee, you would die waiting on them to help you.

    • i’m starting a petition to support getting that commercial of an african basketball player running around like an ape, jumping up and down like cheetah, heehee and hawing all over the place and batting things out of people’s hands. it is a very embarrasing insurance commercial. i know africans support anything that gets money in their pockets, and everything that takes money out of our american pockets so americans please stand up and sign my petition.

  2. Why in the world, Dr. Boyce, are you “…not angry at Lil Wayne for making this music.”???

    If he is a talented musician, he’s using that talent to send an awful, ugly and hurtful message. He performs this kind of “music” because it makes him money, no different than the White folks (whom you obivously ARE angry at) who distribute this filth and collect the money from the idiots in LW’s audience.

    Brilliance, creativity and power are being wasted and abused when they are used to create and spread this kind of garbage.

    • He is not angry maybe, because much of what you hear is the executives that sit back and are not blamed for any WRONGDOING. They are not for us and what is happening. I do not agree with what i going on in rap music, but when will we put some blame on those that are over these rappers. They are just as responsible or more responsible for what is taking place. If you really think about it some of these RAPPERS are well paid slaves and do not know it. Many that wear the gold teeth do not recognize that was a way to “mark” your property. Smdh

      • Nothing, but the Black Truth!

        I call them sc(rappers) because their music needs to be SCRAPPED in a dump! As, you are already aware; these racist corporate ‘overseerers’ (owners) are CONTROLLING these negroids!

        These young negroid sc(rappers) ain’t hip to the Truth about those fake gold teeth or getting branded, which was another sign of ‘ownership’ of an enslaved person. These pu.nk azz frats BRAND ‘new members’ (like cattle) when they pledge to these freak, I mean greek un-organizations.

        You are right, these negroids are nothing, but paid slaves performing for their massa!!! Remember, the slave maker would only allow the enslaved brothers and sisters to ‘perform’ for them when they gave them breaks from working on the fields.

        THESE CHICKEN-HEARTED NEGROIDS ARE TOO SCARED TO FRONT THESE RACIST OWNERS OF THESE RECORD COMPANIES!!!

        Remember, Michael Jackson told us years ago that…THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US!!!

  3. Cant Take It With You

    So disrespecting females, and brainwashing people and making s*x, drugs, murder, and separatism amongest swarthy people wasnt “taking it too far?

    So now images of a deceased Emmit is the new wake up call in the hippity hop world?

  4. Shamefull.
    He has no history he has no heart

  5. ARE YOU COMPARING THIS SCUM TO MALCOLM X!!!! I USE TO HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR YOU WATKINS BUT I AM GETTING VERY LEARY OF SOME OF THE SHAAT YOU PUT OUT THERE. “Lil Wayne’s music is a reflection of this reality, as a man who is as brilliant as the great Malcolm X has been convinced to use his powers for evil rather than good.’m not angry at Lil Wayne for making this music. Lil Wayne is brilliant, creative and powerful, like Malcolm Little was before he met the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.”

    ARE YOU FOR REAL!!! YOUR TRYING TO LEGITAMIZE THIS TRASH YOU CALLED MUSIC. THIS c**p THAT HAS OUR YOUTH HYPNOTIZE LIKE A DRUG.
    YOUR CREDIBILITY IS GONE THE WAY OF SO MANY OTHER SO CALLED LEADERS HAVE BEEN WATERED DOWN TO NOT REALLY STAND FOR ANYTHING ANYMORE.

    • REALITY, I think what Dr Watkins was trying to say is that Malcolm X was brilliant but misguided before he met and learned from the Hon Elijah Muhammad. And that Lil Wayne too is brilliant (as a writer, as a poet, as a musician) but doesn’t have the sense to use those talents in a responsible way. His LYRICS are irresponsible but he has the talent and ability to write lyrics that can actually positively influence the black community. He just chooses not to. In no way was Dr. Watkins saying that Lil Wayne is a positive role model, as Malcolm X was. But that even Malcolm had a less than positive past that he healed from. I believe that Dr Watkins is hoping that Lil Wayne will one day also heal from the negativity that he embodies and perpetuates, and choose to use his talent to help move the black community forward.

    • The sad thing is that yes blacks are allowing these negative traits to motivate and rule their every move. I think it’s pathetic that rappers would put out every song with something negative happening. You told us you escaped the ghetto on your first album why do we have to hear it on every single one? Let’s face it this is White & Black America. Unfortunately this is the way of this country. I feel the black and white thing is played out and we should really focus on the real upcoming enemy which are the hispanics. I don’t like how hispanics think they can just use the ‘N’ word when they feel like it and expect ‘Real Americans’ to learn spanish so that they can feel comfortable in our country. ‘Real Americans’ can’t get jobs due to these illegal aliens steady burrowing their way to our country and taking our jobs. These hispanics are the culprits that people need to start checking. Give black people a break

    • Lil wayne is NOT the SCUM who stole $750,000 and is now headed for jail

  6. PTSS, PTSD. POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME/DISORDER

  7. Right, so… Emmitt Till’s story is sacred, but not the woman Wayne is planning to bang in his song, after putting drugs in his body? Remove the blinders please. Hold the artist accountable. We don’t go after the label/company when white people act ignorant. We go after the individual. Let’s be fair. Wayne doesn’t get a pass.

    I respect a decent lyricist, as Wayne is. Don’t call him smart, brilliant, or mentally ill and say he doesn’t know any better though. To imagine that he is stupid is an offense to the Till family as much as his lyrics. Beating up a ***** during s*x to the point it is unrecognizable and/or destroyed is exactly what he was going for. And he expects to get away with it. Till is no more sacred to him than the women he claims to run through.

    • How dare this DUNCE DISRESPECT the COURAGEOUS MOTHER, WHO SAID TO ALLOW THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY DID TO HER BABY; HER ONLY BABY? BEING A dad, then he should know a PARENT’S LOVE. His first TEACHER IS/WAS A WOMAN; YET HE SPOUTS SUCH VILENESS FOR THE NEW AGE WILLIE LYNCH.We NEED to be as our elders said, know OUR history. Dr. King, Malcom, Bobby Kennedey, Harry & Harriet Moore, LOST THEIR LIVES my god, the list is endless. PLEASE BUY OR DONATE COPIES OF THE MISEDUCATIONOF THE NEGRO. GOOGLE EMMITT TILL AND ALLOW HIM TO SEE WHAT MS TILL SEES IN HER MIND DAILY. AS long as MOney’s made the big house & others will like you.ALL THAT SKIN THEIR TEETH ARE NOT REAL FRIENDS

    • Stupid american negroes never go after foreign blacks like rihanna, nicki minaj, and all those jamaican rappers who call for murder and mayhem.

      sick of these cowards,

      why the h**l they listening to rap music anyway if they hate it so much?

      leave it for the people who love it, and there are lots of people who do.

      they cant go after obama, so they go after lil wayne who aint hurting nobody.

      • Lil Wayne is responsible for his actions he represent the new Uncle Tom. He works for the KKK and represents what they represent. If you have knowledge of self and pride in self you would not disrespect your ancesters or your history; Lil Wayne is disgusting and a slim ball

      • carol excuse my french but you are one tunnel brain person. to defend a scum bag for bringing hurt to a family puts in the same boat with him. you are talking loud and saying nothing. you probably are childless why you are talking stupid.maybe his money needs to be taken probably will bring him back to reality.god will deal with lil wayne and who ever else. a fool and his money soon parts.this situation is strictly about respect.

        • Why in the heck would any intelligent negro worry about hurt FEELINGS, when black babies are being murdered and kidnapped all over america???

          Prioritize fool!!!

          The Till family should tell jesse to shut the heck up, and stop trying to use them for a SMOKESCREEN like obama used trayvon.

      • Considering that Native Americans are the “real Americans”, White folks are “foreign” as well as blacks who are descended from slavery.

        But as someone who is 1/4 of a “foreign black” (1/4 of my Family is from the Islands of Antigua and Barbuda, with my Great Grandmother being Arawak Indian and my great grandfather being black) I have criticized Nikki Minaj and her music too. Especially since there are not enough female rappers representing their talent well to empower women, including black women. But seriously, whoever you are Carol, you need to take your meds like your doctor ordered, or at least see a doctor, because you are a racist psycho. Seriously.

      • Carol, if you weren’t such a dumb brick, I would tear into your ugly AZZ. but it seems that you’ve been through enough already.

    • This is a very good point. Lil Wayne is the one to blame. I don’t agree with this ‘blame white people’ stuff. It’s plain and simple like this… LW is working for a business where they put things on the table on how they want it to happen. LW is free and able to choose his own path. LW chooses to work with Atlantic Records and he chooses to bash and put out his foul lyrics. If LW doesn’t like what AR is offering then he backs up and leaves from the table. We have to remember LW came from a posse called ‘Cash Money’ so he is all about the green. The white man can make LW do all kinds of tricks and flips as long as they keep his pockets fat. So that’s not really the white man or the head man fault. That’s just like if I go to a job interview and they tell me they have no benefits and their pay rate is $5 an hour. If I take it then it’s on me. No need for me to blame the company when i get a sorry azz check. I knew what was on the table in the beginning

  8. I thought Little Boy Wayne is funny but this crosses the line of ignorance and not knowing your history…or not caring what your write and rap about. It’s a sad day when we can rap about our history in such a negative and add s****l components to it is beyond disrespect. I thank God my son doesn’t care for Little Wayne and he is 11. Now for my 19 year old let me school her on this. Needles to say, Little Wayne is no longer welcomed in my home. I refuse to allow or give pass to this ignorant black man, who just shows how money can ruin you and displace you from your heritage!

    Good riddance Little boy Wayne and your in my prayers!

  9. I wish his family could in some way sue his nasty *ss. He’s disgusting. Its bad enuff our kids aren’t learning about real African American History in classroom, such as horrific events like Till family. We have to take it upon ourselves to teach our children their history. Jews insure their children never forget. Thus, disrespect like this would never happen, and I’m convince such other B-on-B violence wouldn’t occur in record numbers. This is an opportunity to teach! We should take it as such if nothing more can be done. What an idiot.

    • I totally agree with your comment. I hope they can sue but didn’t Outcast get sued for using Rosa Parks name? I hope they can sue for defamation of name…or something!

      • But they were sued for using her name w/o the family’s permission. They were not sued because they used disrespectful lyrics. troll wayne is a scum bag and to think he is someones father!

    • This is the very reason why WE and YOU must teach our children OUR HISTORY and not his story.

      • people need to know who are their reel enemies, the black elite Jesse or Lil are playing the same tunes. They are there just for they own bread, and ready to walk over the bodies a blacks people we should be conscientious of that, and start everybody of us, our own revolution if you want a change start by changing yourself do not wait for a leader who will be like a messiah, we are our own messiahs in this one, by doing the right thing first in our families and so for, the elite most of the time are corrupted is true for people from the 60′s, and now too, even the person who lead America … he won’t go for some files because he want to please some establishment, it’s been the case before and is still the case today let’s educate ourselves then they won’t profit from you, because the same people they are insulting are the first to buy their product this is a shame, nobody knows or very few, that the NAACP was created by mostly white people to control blacks read this article on the black history month you ll understand better http://www.flashmagonline.net/blog/1521675-the-black-history-month-a-deceptive-delusion/

      • Right. White rascist only gave all the attention to emmet till’s death to put fear in cowardly negroes heart. they wanted the news of his death spread near and far, and dumb black leaders they paid, helped make that happen.

        thousands of black men who were killed for looking at white women are totally forgotten because negroes never make their own history.

        since jim crow is coming back fast and furious i bet the kkk is paying jesse to go after lil wayne to put the fear into the hearts of black men again. THINK! they’re sick of negro men running around with their daughters.

  10. He is an ignorant young man. He he understood the significance of Emmitt Till, he would not have done this dastardly deed.

    • he didn’t steal $750,000 while his constituents starve

      • Howard The Duck, White Men have stolen Millions, that 750,000 pales in comparison to white RACIST KKKers have stolen over the years so save your gums from flapping on this blog. Look at what Newt Gangrene Gingrich did. Not to mention his infidelity. Look at what these insider traders have done over the years, and none of them were Black men. When it comes to stealing on a large scale, white racists are the culprits. Don’t try to hand that over to us, because by using Jesse Jackson Jr for every talking point is so telling. I would list all of the hedge fund thieves, but I’d be here all day. GET REAL d**k FACE.

  11. AMEN! to the article, but leave Malcolm X out of it. Also, I do not see, nor hear a great talent in this person; if you want to cal him that.

    • I am sooooo glad you said that Sterling. People keep talking about how talented Lil Wanyeyatta is, but I don’t see it. His flow isn’t all that great. He sounds like a whining fool to me. His elementary girl school rhymes suck. The only thing that is OK are the beats. So where is the talent. Unless they consider his wealth his talent. And the only reason is so wealthy, is because White boys and girls buy his music, and what the h**l would they now about real talent in hip hop. PLEASE SPARE ME

  12. Bro. Kelvin X. LoveJoy

    APIDTA (All Praise Is Due To Allah): My comments are really short and STR8 to the point. Bro. Lil’ Wayne has the Most Hon. Elijah Muhammad in his midst today in the person of The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan.

    Imagine Bro. Lil’ Wayne X. using his God given talent to uplift our people and our community. Going on a City to City tour spreading the message of “The Time and What Must Be Done!”

    Get that Brother to the Minister and show our Brother Lil. Wayne some LOVE.!!!

    Peace and Blessings,

    Bro. Kelvin X
    Hartford, CT (MM #14)

    • @ Kevin X. Lovejoy—Are you saying that Farrakhan is Elijah Muhammad? Why do you call either one of them honorable? There is no honor for someone who distorts the way of life known as Islam. Elijah Muhammad was a liar! He was NOT the messenger of Allah. He was NOT Muslim. That man Farrad Muhammad or whatever his name was (they use about 6 different names for him) was Not Allah in person. Farrakhan STILL is NOT Muslim because some of his beliefs are strictly against Islam. Anyone who follows Farrakhan while knowing of his un-Islamic beliefs is also NOT Muslim, even if they have been fooled into thinking they are. Btw, Farrakhan confessed to being wrong about his beliefs and teachings on Islam. Check with Imam Siraj Wahhaj from Brooklyn, NY about that.

      • Neither are the ones in the EAST is promoting Violence against their own people in the name of ALLAH. Check those who found Islam while in our prison systm and then perputrate crime in our community. If it were not for Elijah Muhammed most of you NEGROS would not know about ISLAM but still worshoping that white man called Jesus

  13. Lorraine Mayes-Buckley

    Comparing this low life, disrespectful “I don’t know my history” punk to Malcolm X? I don’t think so. rappers, in my opinion are not talented, especially when they produce this c**p. I am so angry at this moment, I can’t write any more

  14. What Wayne and Future has done is the epitome of low-life. Everyone should be outraged about this garbage. Both artists should be held accountable for this horrible and tasteless act.

    • What gets me is why would they use an example of another black person. Why wouldn’t they use a bad situation of another race. I’m not saying that’s right either, but I’m just saying if you are going to go that route then why not ridicule a terrible incident in another culture. Why put yourself down. I’m just saying

      • COWARDS PICK ON THE PEOPLE THEY KNOW LIKE A CHILD MOLESTER PICKS ON A YOUNG DEFENSELESS BOY.

        NO REAL MAN GOES AFTER A BOY.

        REMEMBER JESSE SR AND JR ARE THE SAME OLD NEGROES WHO RODE DOWN CHICAGO STREETS RUNNING WITH THE BLOOD OF YOUNG BLACK BOYS, WHILE LIVING IT UP ON STOLEN MONEY.

  15. This typical of these rappers, the only convictions they see or understand is the dollar. Their moral and judgment of life has simply pass away. The respect of black history from some of these rappers are just obsolete. They are backed by Jew and cracker money which is another trap to deceive these young black men about the black history in America. With many of our youth today there is a lack of commitment and reverance of who we really are.

    • I guess this is the result of a get rich quick process. A lot of blacks want to put some lyrics together, present them to a record company in hopes they get signed, once they are they want to travel, use drugs, have random s*x as much as possible. But they don’t own anything. People own them. Thats why it pays to slow down, get an education and become intelligent. Knowledge is Power

  16. You know things go on and on forever, and then one day something happens to shake the powers that be. Maybe some mother’s prayers have been answered. Mother’s (and some fathers) that have tried to raise their children in some kind of respectful way, but have to compete with the dirt and derogity of the hip-hop music industry.

    I never cared for Little Wayne (not that I’m in that age group to care one way or the other about him)because of some of the garbage I have heard by him. Nothing ever promoting anything but s*x and violence. But he is a product of his environment, looking at the big screen, seeing how other blacks rose to prominence through the media of rap music and other things. People will not come out against Little Wayne, and I am glad that they are making this noise, but what about those other blacks that have risen to prominence, that are idols of Little Wayne and others. I don’t know anything about this boys parents, but just maybe they tried to raise him in some right way, but was defeated because of the oppression of the neighborhoods and the plight of black people in this United States of America, the great land of the free and home of the brave. I lost a son who I tried to raise right but he was lured away by this Wayne type of music, and what it promotes. But Little Wayne wasn’t who he was listening to, my son was dead before Little wayne surfaced.

    Anyway, I’m glad for this up roar, and I pray to God that some impact is made in the negative against this industry and the type of music promoted through it.

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  18. This has nothing to do with corporate america music executives…

    We, as individuals and parents, have a choice…as an individual, I have the choice to buy or not to buy, and have the choice to hang with people who listens to this music or not…

    As a parent, you have the responsibility of influencing and teaching your child…do you tell your child not wear other people’s under-wear, socks, bra, shoe’s, etc.? do you tell your child not to use someone’s head-phones? Do you tell your child not to hang with the wrong crowd? do you enforce a curfew and house-hold chores on your child?

    The power of the dollar is still very powerful, and if people choose not to buy this garbage, then this garbage would not be made…

    You cannot blame RAP/HIP-HOP, blame yourself for listening and purchasing…

    As an adult, I will never follow another man/woman to my grave…meaning that I am here to make my own intelligent decisions…

    There will always be people who will buy/purchase, and these people have a right to do so…

    We do not complain about the skin-heads and their racist music, and we do not tell the corporate executives to stop making racist music…

    If you do not want to listen, then do nt listen…

    If it was not for this article, I would not have known anything about this song, and I am not interested in down-loading or listening to it for myself to see what he is actually saying…

    We have more important issues to BLOG about than this story or any other story like it…

    Wake up people, lets stand together and make a real change for our community, but I guess this is asking for too much since the perverted catholic (corporate executives & government) have already bought you and sold you…

    You know how they already bought you? I will give you money (section 8/welfare/social services if you disregard your own race…report them to us…do not stand with them if they are not christian…

    The perverted catholic already have you in his pocket by providing you with credit, a low paying job, social status, and face book…

    To you make your race look ridiculous, I, the perverted catholic, will tell a Black person to use thei EBT card to pruchase an iPad so I can have a news story…

    Hey you, yes, I mean you, Mr. or Ms., come here, I will give you $1,000.00 cash, ten (10) fresh one hundred (100) dollar bills if you use your EBT card to purchase a new iPad…

    Do you know how many people would take this deal within our community, including you?

    • @PB Short: “This has nothing to do with corporate america music executives.”
      ————————————————————

      I disagree with you on this one because those racist executives CONTROLS what kind of music, those sc(rappers) and hip (slop) artist MUST sing, and how they MUST perform and look!

      We can boycott Lil Jane’s music all we want, but you MUST OVERstand that 80% of ALL scrap music is bought by caucasoids; therefore, our little 20% means nothing! These lil slaves spend 20% of their money on bling, cars, ‘ho’s, drugs and alcohol.

      The bottom line is to TEACH our OWN children about having PRIDE in themselves, and put this slave shyt on the back burner. WE WERE NOT BORN INTO SLAVERY; WE WERE ‘ENSLAVED’, AND THERE’S A DIFFERENCE.

      Teach our children what we accomplished, invented and contributed to society BEFORE we became enslaved…

      …which is everythang we touch today!!!

      • Derrick, 80 percent may be bought by white people, but that is because they want to see us as ignorant jigaboos. Your rationale lacks logic. If the man selling the ammunition to shoot your a*s is your “so-called” brother, don’t you think he requires a confrontation?

        • It appears to me, that YOUR COMMENT LACKS LOGIC!

          What the heII are you talking about?

          YOUR WORDS: “If the man selling the ammunition to shoot your a*s is your “so-called” brother, don’t you think he requires a confrontation?”

          Do you know how to comprehend? Where in my statement did I support Lil Jayne?

          These racist, cracker executives DO control these ignorant azz negroids called sc(rappers)!!!

          Lil Jayne, or any other dumb azz scrapper ain’t my da.mn brother!!!

    • thank you PB.

      boyce has proved he is an utter fool and i’m going to stop helping him get an audience by blogging on this trashy good for nothing site of his. i hope you do the same.

  19. very distasteful and ignorant on Waynes part, he should definitely know better. it cant really get no more disrepectful. if this was a different day or time it could have easily been him or his sons mutilated in the same ways as emmett till. sad with all the money got he is till ignorant!

    • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE U AND JACKSON CRIED FOR THE THOUSANDS OF BLACK BABIES AND LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS KILLED IN THE LAST 4 YEARS????

      ARE YOU WAITING FOR A RAPPER TO SAY SOMETHING???

      CRY BISH CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Rappers and many black actors/entertainers today are nothing more than modern day Stepin Fetchit’s. They sell racist stereotypes of black Americans to whites for the highest dollar.

    • Especially Steve Harvey and Oprah Winfrey. That witch is coming out with a tv show that is going to make every black american teenager look like a hoodlum who doesn’t deserve education, and I dont hear a single negro leader starting a petition to keep that dirty stereotype off the air. NOT ONE!!!

      WE NEED A PETITION TO STOP OPRAH WINFREY FROM DEMONIZING OUR BLACK BOYS FURTHER.

      WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD BOYS WE NEED PROTECTION FROM STEREOTYPICAL IMAGES.

      WHAT THE HECK IS JESSE JACKSON DOING ABOUT THIS???

  21. Sankofa, “We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.” “one must return to the past in order to move forward.”

    One’s past is an important aspect of one’s future. So in order to make the best of one’s future, one must visit one’s past and learn from it or be destined to repeat it.

    These performers do not know who they are or the legacy of their past. They are puppets on a string controlled by the White (and sadly some Black) executives in the entertainment industry who do not respect Negros, Coloreds, Blacks, African Americans. The bottom line is dollar, not integrity, not respect. Of course, those who are promoting this garbage in the media and purchasing this garbage are just as guilty. Parents, you are not off the hook. Parents bear responsibility and accountability.

  22. As the Ojays said once ” there is a message in the music” and these bums are sending the exo and esoteric messages that the music Gods want to prothesize. Ask some yung folks what do they get out of most of this garbage? They can’t tell u. Its a scientific fact that the more a message is heard in you ears, the more it becomes apart of your Psyche. I listen to none of it or buy it. Plus it seems to me that our kids are not as mentally mature as we were and the music plays a big part. No JB, HEATWAVE, CAMEO, GIL SCOTT HERON, EARTH WIND AN FIRE, RUFUS AN CHAKA, and many others I grew up listening to. No grandmaster flash, KB, Sugar hill gang, Whodini. Just garbage. . We are becoming infants mentally all over be cause the music is infantile …Maat ..

  23. I don’t understand the severity of the situation. Granted what happened does strike ill towards the family, and people who fought for it, but at the end of the day why would you care about what some rapper has said, even then it’s not like he said “I’m all about beating yo a*s so just call you Emmett till” or something like that, he made a line about s*x. Really? We’re going to be mad at someone who said “Pop a pill beat a p***y like Emmett till”
    Majority of the people speaking about it say “I don’t listen to Lil Wayne” then why start now? Why start listening on such a negativity like this, continue to ignore his music like you’ve been doing.
    Someone said he’s trash, was raised from trash, and will remain trash, if that’s the case how do you expect someone to do something positive if you’re putting them down and filling him with negativity.
    How can we expect anyone to do anything positive if we’re going to degrade them because of something they said.

    “I guess freedom of speech is deader than Emmett Till”

  24. Lil Wayne is an ignorant male.

    • and jesse jr is a hero. i’m glad he stole that $750,000. he needs to wear a rolex while he rides through the hood watching negroes starve. heck he’s a national hero

  25. The Black Panther of Poetry

    This a fatherless generation of children that we are talking about. Their mothers and grandmothers have catered to them and spoiled them and even in a lot of cases kept their fathers from disciplining them. Our Black women have to stop trying to make a man and stop hindering a father from disciplining his son. Let the man discipline his son, he won’t hurt him, h**l he loves him just as much as you do, maybe more, think about. “Love is telling someone no and don’t do that…not telling them yes and yes you can have that”!!!

    • if he loves them why does he abandon, refuses to pay child support, abuses him and sends him to fetch his drugs for him????

  26. There is so many aspects associated with this it is hard to really know where to start. First the a-whole that Wayne is making himself out to be is hard to comprehend. Until you step back then start to realize that our simply discussing the matter is exactly what Wayne Future & Universal want, free publicity. Publicity either good or bad generates $ in the end. This is ultimately their goal. But at what cost? “What does it profit a man to gain the world yet lose his soul? ” People please visit LETGODBETRUE.com. Change the mindset of the world.

  27. Dr. Boyce there looks to be several hundred people on here who read your column that would support a petition to fight the distribution of gangster rap music. We must fight b/c we are loosing a generation to illiteracy, no education and violence. The adults in our society must raise their fists and scream no more of this stupidity. We must unite for change. Let’s stop complaining and be about it!

  28. I’ve always disliked that nasty vile disgusting ignorant little boy, but now I detest it. I won’t even disrespect human beings by calling “IT” one. It has definitely crossed the line. I first read the Emmitt Till story in 1996 and it changed my life. I am sitting here tearing up right now just thinking about it. He was an Angel, someone who was not meant for this earth in my opinion. And those devils murdered him in the worse kind of way. The way he was so naive to the racist south. It broke my heart and remember wishing that I could be within steps of those racist’s family members, so that I could tell them what I thought of their family and hoped that they would say any small thing, for me to jump on them like a mother lion protecting her cub. I love Emmitt Till with all my heart. And Lil Wayne is going to feel my wrath. Watch what I tell you all. Believe me when I tell you, I am going to find a way to retaliate for this one. Call me crazy, delusional or whatever. BUT I PROMISE YOU.

  29. This phallic-narcissistic character, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., has driven his pathological abyss to a new low: A lyrical lynching of Emmett Till.

    “Out of respect to the family please remove that portion of your lyrics.” Ms. Gordon Taylor

    I would say the whole song is a drive-by shooting, rape of women, crack-pipe! The paper trail leads to Universal Music Group, thus the pressure should start there. How many imps has that devil manufactured?

    “In addition to his old standards, and a little opera every now and then, the president revealed that, thanks to his personal aide Reggie Love, his “rap palate” has greatly improved.”Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff,” he revealed. “But I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things.” – Barack Obama “Rolling Stone” 9/28/2010

    “Internalization of white racist projections onto Afrikan people motivates in many adolescent Black males a conscious and/or unconscious tendency to disavow membership in the Afrikan ethnocultural group; a tendency to “dis-identify” with other Afrikan Americans and- with the exception of family and peers- a tendency to feel a certain amount of contempt, hostility or indifference toward other Afrikan Americans and all things “Black” or Afrikan. These tendencies together operate to effectively destroy or impair any feelings of loyalty to the Afrikan American community, its members as well as Afrikans the world over. There also may exist no sense of loyalty to the moral codes of the group as well as an actual tendency to directly flaunt or attack such codes. These alienated attitudes and behavioral tendencies predispose some Black adolescents to violently attack other members of the Afrikan American community without a sense of guilt or remorse. As a matter of fact, some may gain a sense of cathartic relief, sense of pleasure or power after having committed an unprovoked assault on or having exploited another fellow Afrikan.” – Amos Wilson “Understanding Black Adolescent Male Violence”

    Ultimately we have to build a movement which neutralizes the White Supremacy Dynamic.

  30. Is this an ADVERTISEMENT?????—–Let’s give some credit to the youth who risked their lives during the civil rights movement because they were definetly much to YOUNG to even realize what was in store for their lives —–nothing has changed we’re still in the same ole boat—with the same ole paddles singing the same ole songs–fOLLOWING the BLIND—-LiL WAYNE is a mystery we cannot SOLVE!!!!—–Words are only SYMBOLS—We speak the white mans ENGLISH then call him our ENEMY!—–It’s a schzoid way of thinking—We are here together—-LIKE IT OR NOT—-ONLY the white man can CURE his mess—–Let’s take care of ours—– Do your part—WE cannot rush the Will of Nature it moves on it’s own—– KEEP THE FIRES BURNING but “WATCH OUT FOR REFLECTIONS and the MIRROR”!!! you might not be the BLACK or WHITE person you think you are. PEACE!!!

  31. “Wayne was poisoned by a racist society, and his music is merely a symptom of the mental illness that America has built within him over the last 30 years”

    So this is the fault of society? Come on when does it end and we stop blaming others? What about personal responsibility? What he did was evil.

    • It was nothing but a poor choice of words. Stupid negroes like u want to talk like he did the damage of a mass murderer.

      He didn’t steal $750,000 just to get a rolex LOL

  32. “What!” Comparing lil Wayne to Malcim X .Are You Crazy! Very few men have the heart to stand up and take charge like Malcolm X, we as a people is suffering because we don’t have leaders no more like Malcolm and Martin…. Farrakhan is doing the best he cam but it will not be long before he has to go…..I think Obama is going to be the one to remove him from power.before he leave offices.

    • didn’t you negroes vote for obama to lead. LOL

      he talks about you like u are NOTHING but u r not offended and still vote for him, and yet a young boy singer is supposed to respect you.

      no one respects american negroes any more. no one. that’s why the mexicans are running us out of our homelands and foreign no talent blacks have stolen the grammys and foreign blacks are partnering with rascist whites to take all the best jobs, and so stupid is as stupid does, and you attack each other over every little slight.

  33. WAKE UP THIS IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN A BLACK PROBLEM NOT AT ALL.
    THIS IS AN AMERICAN PROBLEM NOT ALL WHITE’S ARE BAD AND NOT ALL BLACK’S ARE GOOD BUT ONE THING I DO KNOW IS IN THIS GREAT NATIONS THAT WE LIVE IN
    BOTH HAVE FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM’S OF SOME KIND AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER THUR OUT OUR HISTORY… BOTTOM LINE PEOPLE

    WE ARE ALL AMERICAN’S

    GOD BLESS US ALL

  34. WE DON’T NEED THE “MAN” TO TEAR US DOWN WE CAN MANAGE THAT OURSELVES.

  35. Just read all the comments and I missed one thing… WHY do his listeners get a pass? If no one would buy this “stuff” then folks who want to be “artists” would have to be at the mercy of the purchaser. If it’s about making money, then “artists” are going to make “stuff” that sells. I do not condone what most of the commercial rappers are doing, but again, if I check the market, and the market calls for “stuff” then to get that money, I’m gonna make “stuff.” It’s really pretty easy. Guess there’s not enough mirrors to go around these days huh?

  36. Wadi Abdul-Haleem

    Please everyone,lets stand behind Emmett Till’s memory and take action on this total disrespect on our fallen soldier.Young men Like Wayne made a couple of dollars and thinks he is a god! I am ashamed of him and I hope he feel the pain he caused in his thinking and lyrics!

    • Dont your sorry self have enough to do in your homeland? Why are you ALWAYS here trying to destroy our entertainers and black millionaires, but say nothing of all the deviant behavior in your home country.

      Taking black americans with money down, is something that every jealousforeign black dreams of and aspires to do.

  37. Somebody needs to take the garbage out.

  38. This is somewhat similar to Rick Ross using Trayvon Martin’s name in a song where he compares his hoodie-clad jump-off’s appearance to the murdered young man. While Rick Ross’ reference isn’t as awful as Lil’ Wayne’s, it still makes me wonder why these rappers wouldn’t choose to use Emmett Till and Trayvon’s name in a more useful manner. They can and should reference these names in a “messaging” or “teaching” way. Instead they both use them in s****l situations. It’s actually perverse when you think about it. I don’t think that either rapper is all that “brilliant,” but they definitely should put their talents to better use… and probably undergo some kind of severe history, mental treatment where they’re forced with clamps around their eyes, to watch Eyes on the Prize and other stimulating abuse of Black people.

  39. It is disgusting to think that our youngsters may be learning Black history through BS like this. Sad day, but I am glad Clear Channel is on board with not playing the song.

  40. There are probably about a million emmet till’s in the world living right today who have gotten beaten. young people have never heard the name emmet till. most dont even know who the mayor is.

  41. I understand the outrage about Emmett till, but what about the outrage of someone wanting to “destroy” a woman’s body

  42. What do you expect from a n***a…..problem is, some so called “black conscious outfit like BET will be giving this n***a and is ilk space on their shows, awards, magazine covers etc.

    Not only is he unacceptable but so are those college educated money hungry Black professionals, who under the “guise of free speech” give this traitor a forum.

    Sadly, Lil Wayne and his despicable self is NOT alone in his blatant disregard for singing or rapping about THE BEST….and because these traitors have MONEY, many somehow believe that translates into success.

    They are just singing “Nino Browns” who are jacking Black America and confusing us with n****s.

    And don’t give me no liberal c**p about him NOT knowing better or the atmosphere that Europeans created..because n****s don’t know Europeans let alone spell it.

    He is just a self-proclaimed and described n***a and we should start treating him like any other traitor to our people….Boycott this n***a and all of the others who grace the pop charts with poison to our people and the world.

    Let’s see who has courage. It is NOT about the record company…it is about this n***a and those like him. ‘

    Record companies play c**p. It is OUR responsibility not to make it and definitely DON’T BUY or SUPPORT it.

    • STFU AFRICAN BOOTY SCRATCHER. YOU DONT COUNT IN AMERICA. GO AND STOP A GANG RAPE OR SOMETHING, OR DIG YOUR OWN DARN WATER WELLS INSTEAD OF BEGGING LIL WAYNE TO DO IT

  43. This type of stuff goes back so far, no one even blinks when it happens. America has done the impossible, when it comes to creating a system of financial wealth, by any means necessary. We see what it has done to our society and we’ve accepted it 100%. Good luck with the future of Black America! I swear to do my part!

  44. Lil’ Wayne is an ignorant little cockroach with a slave’s mentality. All he’s doing is playing jig for his white audiences in the suburbs. He needs to have his black card revoked immediately, because I can’t stomach this fool anymore.

  45. I remember when I took my kids to see a play about Emmett Till. My oldest could not sleep for a week. My son understood then, the danger of being black and male. My other two talked about him everyday, trying to understand what happened. To this day he is a topic in our home. So for this fool to to totally disrespect the importance of this young man’s death is nothing short of disgusting.. this is what happens when you don’t shut these ignorant a*s BOYS down in the beginning of their destruction of the black community. I am guilty of this also, listening and enjoying these idiots. Now I see we gave them an inch and they have taken a mile. And then to not respond. Is the greatest show of his arrogance. But I think he overplayed his hand this time…he is going down. And if other hip hop artists don’t speak out against this, this may be the beginning of the end of rap as we know it. Enough is enough we have to drraw the line somewhere. And the line is here. R.I.P. Emmett and Mamie

  46. Barack Obama and Lil Wayne two extremes negroids masquerading as Black Men. White dope, a toxic drug that poison the mind causing amnesiac negroids to say and do anything to get their next quick fix. White dopers have been known to kill, rape, lie, steal and cheat to continue the euphoric low that accompanies the ingesting of the drug. Make no mistake, Obama and Lil Wayne will continue to ingest White dope until eventually they OD which might not be bad. Sometimes this is the only way to stop the pain of the user.

  47. Lil wayne is not what I would call an musician.A musician is someone who makes “music”.He needs to listen to real musician’s,such as marvin gaye,the main ingredient,the whispers,luther vandroos,the emotions’.The list could go on for year’s.He needs to educate himself about real music.Someone said it best,when they said the people that are allowing him to perform,are as wrong as he is!No real black American want’s to hear lil Wayne’s garbage!

  48. I wonder if the family of Emmit can sue for defamation. After that little germ said he hated dark skin women as most rappers do nothing surprises me about him. And he has a beautiful coco daughter!

  49. It’s very simple; if we don’t support it, it will cease. Lets stop accepting mediocrity in our music, cultures, religion, identity and relationships and start holding each other accountable!

  50. Little Wayne should be DEEPLY shamed and apologize to the TILL family and donate some of that money that he wastes to BLACK POWER causes thAT help our Brothers and Sisters

  51. LITTLE WAYNE IS A PAIN and the FUTURE IS NOT SO BRIGHT!

    This is proof enough that…even a talking JACKASS can put his foot in his mouth…

    As a Blackman, he should be particularly sensitive to how white racism caused the senseless death of such a promising youngman, Emmett Till.
    You’d be hard pressed to brush this horrific tragedy off as a thing of the past, when two yrs. ago a BLackman was murdered Klan style in Missisippi for no other reason than “I want to kill a Black…”

  52. I have never purchased any material by these people…with all the GREAT music on the planet, why the heck is it so difficult not to purchase this drivel???

    Just imagine what Dr.King’s response would be to the artist and the consumers who purchase this wretched material.

  53. If he is all of the vile things you all call him, then we are all the same, because he is a living breathing human, as are we. While I fell out of hip hop fandom years ago, I still believe this young man chooses to use his talent and freedom of speech in his own self-interest, which seems to be going very well for him. As far as the Till family, Reverend Jackson, and every one else who is reacting to this emotionally – guess what, Emmett isn’t coming back. Nor can we retry the racists who did that to him. Spewing names at LILWYN makes you his judge. Are you?
    What music influenced us? Although much of our “old school” music was more subtle, many hit songs did pass the same messages about men getting with women, and women dissing trifling men. That will never change. If you liked the Isley’s “between the sheets”, guess what? He dressed down women with different words, but the gist was the same. If you liked music in the 50′s, how about the Rat packs calling all women broads (replace with B***h in more modern times).
    I believe you all are overreacting to a metaphor – only words. Let Lil Wayne deal with this the way he should – by seeing his record sales tumble (if that is in the cards).

    • NICE!! We are doing excellent work!! We are a very hard working race of people. Soon we will get our reward for all the hard work we’ve put in. We’ve worked hard at destroying ourselves at an unbelievable level. If we keep it up we’re going to get the ultimate reward – EXTERMINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • jesse sr is steaming mad that he showered jr with all the affirmative action benefits, and put him on easy street, and still this lil ghetto boy lil wayne rose from the dust like a mighty warrior and showed boys like himself that they could do something other than dope deal, and take care of their families legally.

    • We know Emmett isn’t coming back! I am a family member, who had to endure the pain. And who are you? Are you in our family? No one in my family is judging anyone. We don’t want our loved one to be spit on! All we can do is pray for this young man (Little Wayne).And if we as a people don’t stand, we’ll fall. That’s the problem nowadays, saying nothing, does not get things done Thank You. And may GOD bless you.

    • I strongly disagree with your reply. It’s a given that we are all human beings. But we all have a free will that greatly differentiates us. Can you imagine Rosa Parks rapping such vitriol, let alone condone it. I can think of people by the score that would never consider dishonoring Emmett Till’s name. Just read some of the wonderful responses on this subject from fellow bloggers.

      Fair or unfair, once you become a public figure you are an open channel to positive/negative critism and judgement…It goes with the territory.

      And sense Lil Wayne has the right to talk about Emmett Till,I have every right to talk about Lil Wayne…

    • Willie this has nothing to do with lil wayne. This is about a powerless old man who set a bad example that his children followed, and now he is mad at the world and wants a target for his frustration, because his president obama refuses to take responsibility of any kind.

  54. I AM SO STUN TO EVEN KNOW THAT SOMEONE OF MY RACE WOULD SAY THAT. LIL WAYNE AND FUTURE U WILL REAP WHAT U HAVE SOWN. IT IS SAD CAUSE ALOT OF PEOPLE PURCHASE THIS MUSIC FOR THERE KIDS. U TEACH MY SON RAPPING IS TEMPORARY. MAJORITY OF THESE RAPPERS FORGOT WHERE THEY CAME FROM. THEY DO NOT LOVE NOR RESPECT THEMSELVES. THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS TO GET AHEAD WITHOUT KICKING THE NEXT BROTHER DOWN. IT IS SAD AS BLACK PEOPLE WE CAN NOT COME TOGETHER. ALL OUR BLACK INTELLIGENT LEADER THAT ARE AMONG US.AND NO LONGER WITH US FAUGHT TO HARD. AND OUR YOUNG BLACK MAN RATHER DIE THEN LEAVE A MARK ON THE YOUNGER GENERATION. IM RAISING A YOUNG BLACK MAN AND WHEN I GET FINISH WITH HIM HE GONNA KNOW WHERE HE COME FROM AND WHY ALOT OF n****s WANNA KEEP THE BLACK RACE DOWN. AND LIKE I HAVE PROVEN TO MY SON A n***a IS A IGNORANT b*****d. LIL WAYNE UR PLANE JUST CHRASHED LIKE LINDSAY LOHAN…..

  55. This is so fowl…..very ignorant.1000s and 1000s of people are haunted by what happened to this young man.The images are embedded in my own head forever.It is very sad for this rapper to do this.It is like spitting on the memory of poor Emmett Til.

    • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE U AND JACKSON CRIED FOR THE THOUSANDS OF BLACK BABIES AND LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS KILLED IN THE LAST 4 YEARS????

      ARE YOU WAITING FOR A RAPPER TO SAY SOMETHING???

      CRY BISH CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Emmit Till DID NOT WHISTLE AT THAT caucasoid racist bytch!

    He had a stuttering problem, and when he starts to studdor, he would whistle. When this caucasoid heffa passed by Emmit, he started to whistle, and she thought he was whistling at her flat pale azz!

    She went and told her racist, animalistic husband that he whistled at her, and the rest is OURstory.

    These god.da.mn yankees ALWAYS lie on Black men and women to protect their evil wicked deeds, that they commit on us.

    I REPEAT: EMMIT TILL DIDN’T WHISTLE AT THAT caucasoid bytch!!! His mother told this to family and friends, but the media re-wrote her story, like they always do when it comes to Black people.

    I HOPE THESE COWARDS LET ME POST THIS TRUTH!!!

    • correction: studdor = STUTTER

    • Nice job of calling others racist all the while being racist. Keep on keepin’ on moron, it’ll get you far in life. Realize your own hypocrisy and grow up.

      • The ONLY racist on this planet are you caucasoids. You have reversed OURstory, and these weak non reading negroids have fell victim to your bullshyt! You have them THINKING they are racist!!! But, the ONLY racist are YOU crackers, who practice white supremacy and world domination.

        If your pale daughter came home with a Black man, you would kill him, then go hang him on a tree!

        GET OUTTA HERE WITH THAT BULLSHYT!!!

  57. Let me get this straight.. Dr. Boyce criticizes Obama every chance he gets and he tells us he is not hatin he just loves black america. Now he says Lil Wayne is brilliant???? Of these two men who is the brilliant one? Of these two men, who would I rather listen to? Dr. Boyce, why not just call a spade a spade? Lil Wayne is a foul mouthed, disrespectful, doped out sambo! You are trying to talk out of both sides of your mouth. Softening the crticism. Don’t soften, let loose with both barrells, I know you can do it, I’ve read it

    • Most people don’t realize that Lil Jayne is a smart dude. He was so smart in school, that he was bored. He was a bookworm, until he hit the fake sc(rapper) game.

      He’s just frontin’ to make people THINK he is a True gangsta, but deep inside, he know he’s a FAKE. Even Rick Ross is a fake! He worked as a guard in jail before he became famous. If you checked out these characters in this game, NONE OF THEM ARE REAL GANGSTAS!!! What would they be doing, if they couldn’t holler and scream…go around killing and dealing, or scratching each other like girls calling it a fight? THESE NEGROIDS AIN’T NO DA.MN GANGSTAS!!!

      A True gangsta NEVER wants to be seen because he’s always being targeted. The real murderers and gangstas were the Italians when they controlled the dope game in Chicago, New York, Jersey, Vegas, and Ohio. All the gangstas would come to Ohio to get some rest and relaxation because they only stayed in small towns and cities, so they wouldn’t be recognized.

      The Italians are the ORIGINAL drive-by shooters! They were so admired, they made a tv show called the UNTOUCHABLES, who were a bunch of dope dealing Italian gangstas, starring Elliot Ness (old skool). The Kennedy boys were dealing alcohol, which was illegal back in the day! Now, these chili chokers are running the game.

      Back to Lil Jayne. He received ALL A’s through school; therefore, don’t let his fake demeanor fool you! He was a NERD, and still is, but just playing second fiddle to these demonic record execs.

      Boyce has his good points, and his bad points, just like me and you. Sometimes, we say shyt to upset people (although it may be the Truth), but others can’t comprehend it. The same with Boyce, and the other writers. This is why we call it a debate.

      I ain’t ALWAYS right, but I’m seldom wrong!!!

      Just havin’ fun with the Truth!

      Peace!

  58. Disclosure first. I am a musician in my 40s. It is hard to understand the Lil Wayne demographic. Sadly he is just one of many who create this type of self hate audio to make money. It cannot easily be stopped because many whites are purchasers. And we have this freedom of speech doctrine. The other side must support other more positive and truthful music as an alternative. It is out there. Public just has to not give up and fight. Each small victory makes a movement. But it does require sacrifice. Parents will have to “shut it down” when kids listen to the c**p and not back down. One by one. P.S. I don’t equate Lil Wayne to Malcolm or any other prominent leader. I don’t know him but I doubt he is much more than his low level lyrical content.

  59. I refuse to listen to any secular music today because of artist like Beyonce, J Z, Rhianna, and so many others admitting to have demons inside of them. The Illuminatti has a plan to destroy our country and our people along with it. Change has to take place starting with you and I believing in God and His word. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. Lets focus on God and his word a lot more and stop allowing the enemies distractions to take us off course. We have to get the Word of God out to people and maybe we can not or will not reach as many people as the artist in the music industry does, but if we trust God all of these things will seem so minute to us . I Love you all and God Bless!!!!!

  60. I won’t be commenting on the offense by Lil Wayne because I can’t say much more than what’s already been said. The reference to such a case in such a light is purely disgusting.

    That said, there is nothing quite like passing the buck onto music, white people (crackers even), society, and anything else under the sun. The only thing keeping black people back is…black people. Until young black people learn personal responsibility, and don’t depend on the government, or the blame game, black people will unfortunately remain where they are. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Start picking yourself up by your bootstraps and stop waiting for everyone else to do it for you or provide you with said boots, you deserve it.

  61. And while we’re at it, Jesse Jackson is a h**l of a choice for someone to put forth in a better light than Lil Wayne. He’s philanderer who is just endlessly banging the blame drum instead of instilling a sense of personal responsibility. Not to mention his son who has been found guilty of (among other things) stealing funds from the very community he represents in order to buy a Rolex. Way to go.

    • these negroes on here all want their children to grow up to be BIG TIME thieves.

      they want to spend thousands on education only to have the end result be a completely immorale fool.

  62. What about the streets named after Dr Martin Luther king that people disrespect everyday in America and I don’t see no one doing anything about that

  63. Seeing the mutilated face made me cry all over again. I hope the people in question are also moved and stop their disrespectful ways.

    • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE U AND JACKSON CRIED FOR THE THOUSANDS OF BLACK BABIES AND LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS KILLED IN THE LAST 4 YEARS????

      ARE YOU WAITING FOR A RAPPER TO SAY SOMETHING???

      CRY BISH CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. It very sad that these young performers ( of color ), know nothing about our BLACK HISTORY!! How could anyone make a song about such a tragic event that caused undo pain to a family and the nation. We all suffered that day of Emmett Till’s death. D.McCready N.Y.C.

  65. Emmett was my cousin. Cousin Mamie really fought for the Civil Rights Movement before and after his death. I personally do not care for Hip
    Hop/Rap music. But the record producers and artists should be accountable for their actions. As i write this, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have since had the lyric removed. Please pray for our people. Parents teach your children and stop trying to be their friend. Let the mentors mentor, the teachers teach, and last but not least, put GOD back in schools.

    • Thank you for the update. I’m glad the lyric was removed.It’s horrible that Emmett was not respected in life and, we certainly don’t need Lil Wayne disrespectfully mocking Emmett in death.
      GOD BLESS!

  66. I am absolutely appauled by some of these comments. This isn’t about any of our “leaders” because we should be the leaders that we speak about. This is disrespect. We condone disrespect of each other like that’s acceptable. I am sad for our youth because I just wonder what happened to the self love and pride. The Jewish community would never allow anyone to say anything about their race like that and yet we are on here defending someone being that disrespectful to our ancestors that have gone through way more than we ever have. I love my people but I hope that we get it together. People are on here talking about trivial things opposed to addressing the real issue and that is the destroying of our children. Why can’t someone do a rap talking about us positively and not always drilling in our children’s heads get money, s*x, cars, guns, and drugs. These are all of the things destroying our communities and some of us are too blind to see it. My people please get it together and think more about how we can pull together and make things happen for ourselves.

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  68. Let’s be clear if we have youth who don’t know who Emmett Till is or believe its okay to disrespect his memory that is OUR fault. It is OUR responsibility to train and educate OUR youth. If you have left the responsibility for educating your youth with your enemies..and then are angry when your enemies produce ignoramuses then guess what YOU are part of the problem.

    However, if people like Lil Wayne are ignorant and disrespectful to us as a people and not open to learning and humbling themselves to feel remorse for such an error then WE have a responsibility to withhold support from him until he is. In the meantime lets take the very basic, tactically sound and universally appropriate step of assuming responsibility of educating our own children!

  69. I am not a fan of little Wayne or Future. I am a fan of our past and the face of Emmit Till should be a teaching point to all of our young black brothers and sisters. Other than Dr. King and Malcolm X, other noted people of our past is unknown and uninteresting to our young people. How do we not forget what white America was, especially in the south. If they were asked if they heard of Jim Crow, they would think he was a rapper, singer or some kind of ball player. Black History needs to be about show and tell, what was done to black people by another race of people just because we were black and not just about black people that made a difference in a bigot and racist society.

  70. And this is WHY I WILL NEVER SUPPORT his IGNORANT uneducated CAREER!!! HE IS A WASTE OF REPRODUCTION!

  71. Peace Be With You!
    It is obvious Wayne has made an awful mistake in choosing the words to express the sentiment…
    It is obvious that many people are outraged at the lack of awareness and respect he maybe unknowingly showed in using the vernacular…
    Soon he will apologize…acknowledging his mistake in judgement… Who will YOU apologize to?? For the negativity, name calling and assumptions that have been made??
    Re-member we all make mistakes, say the wrong thing sometimes and put our foot in our mouths. We’ve watched quite a few over the years Kanye, Beyonce’, Rhianna, Chris Brown, etc. WE MUST lay back a bit and offer a little assistance in the way of love… No Matter What!!
    He said something stupid…
    Emit Tills family deserves an apology and Wayne has now got a good taste of soap in his mouth and hopefully sees and understands a lil better the temperament of the people in this country regarding previously murdered children during the darkest times in this society… Thanks for reading.. Peace Be With You!

  72. We talk about how much music can change the world, and how much it can heal and how it can uplift. At the same time we refuse to condemn the hip hop / rap genre that promotes drugs, murder, thievery, arson, and general inhumanity. When are we going to realize that music can damage as much as heal. If you listen to songs about killing people enough you’re first thought when angry is to kill. If you listen to music about how cool drugs are the first chance you get you do drugs. Jazz managed to break slavery and racism to bring our country together, and hip hop is slowly stereotyping the african american men as well as the white men who we call “trash” but it is not their fault. It is the mass production and distribution of a generation’s worth of insulting and inhumane lyrics that are slowly being fused into our morals and values and become social norms of all things. If we continue as a country down this path, which is steadily destroying its own culture and gains looks of disgust from other countries which we could once look at with pride then we shall lose what makes us America. I always believed in the phrase “When people stop caring about other people, they lose their humanity.” By promoting this music, you lose your humanity as much as the rapists, murderers, arsonists, drug abusers, child abusers, alcoholics, and rest of the morally dissolved members of our society. Because when was the idea put into their heads? Maybe by their fathers. Who put in their heads? The first man that decided to put the word murder in a song as a joke. The first person to publish this song and distribute it in an album, and the first person to buy it and tell all their friends about this cool new song. There’s a way to fix it, and it lies within the music of good men, of good faith, and of good moral values that could possibly be the only savior our country has at this point because I don’t see anyone else coming up with some good answers. Think about that a little bit.

  73. Your are correct, L. Wayne and his style of hip-hop-disrespect for the Black community is a clear act of working for the enemies of the Black community.

  74. It is sad that an artist will degrade such ignorance to boost sales. This do what you gotta do syndrome just isn’t right when lil Wayne disrespected women at the same time disrespecting his culture…..the love of money. I am glad I am not one of their fans never have been.

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  76. Emmett Till could have been either one of you or both of you had it not been for the cry for justice resulting from the courage of his mother to have that open casket funeral. There is more to the story. She was threatened to have the funeral close casket. You would not have the opportunity you have today had it not been for his death. To disrespect his memory, to disgrace him in this manner, is inexcusable. Don’t think that because of your financial status, the color of your skin has been erased, forgotten. Slip up and you will find out how quickly all of your fame and fortune will disappear. If you were white and tried a move like this with someone significant in history that is white, it never would have made it to the stores much less the the recording studio. Tread carefully….

  77. Thank for bold taking on this topic/issue. I agree with many of the points and the premise, but Elijah Muhammad was no Savior…did he not eventually play a part on Malcolm’s murder? Didn’t he greatly misuse his power? Comparing Lil Wayne to Malcolm X is a HUGE stretch. If he was so brilliant, why hasn’t he realized that he is playing a lead role in methodically destroying his race? I am sure he has potential, but lets not pronounce judgement so fast…he is what we see until he shows otherwise. Thanks for defending the Till family.

    • destroying his race??? that would be obama fool

    • How the h**l does the honorable Elijah Muhammad’s name get involved with this discussion??
      f*****g Ludicrous!!

      “..did he not eventually play a part on Malcolm’s murder?” Before you speak, check the facts ‘Mark Chatmon’!
      If a man has siblings and for some reason turns his back on his mother or father and then speaks out against his mother or father would his parents need to direct his siblings to harm him, wouldn’t the siblings admonish him themselves WITHOUT the parents directing them to do so?

      This is exactly what happened, over-zealous followers of the honorable Elijah Muhammad spoke out against Bro. Malcolm because he publicly went against his Teacher and eventually specific members of the NOI, who were in bad standing and had FBI/NYC Police connections, murdered him.

      May I also add that when threats were made against Bro. Malcolm’s life the honorable Elijah Muhammad specifically told his ministers and followers NOT to touch Malcolm, despite the threats levelled against Mr Muhammad which apparently came from Malcolm’s camp.

      Youre right, comparing Lil’ Wayne to Malcolm X is indeed a stretch and never the twain shall meet, and lets keep this dialogue where it should be kept, firmly on Lil’ Wayne who loves being a d**n negro and does not desire to have an ounce of respect for our history and those like Emmett Till who died under the barbaric hands of venomous & hateful crackers!!

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  79. This so called “rapper” is a disgrace to his race.

  80. This is what happens when alcohol, drugs,deviance,ignorance, stupidity and self hate unite in an idiot.

    • this is what happens when a low life negro father wants to point the finger at someone else so that his dirty little thief can get out of the news media

  81. To lil Wayne, why don’t you talk about that b***h that caused his death. Put her In one of your songs, the b***h is still alive ….google it.

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