Lil Wayne Suffers Single Seizure; Apologizes To Emmett Till’s Family
Lil Wayne has reportedly suffered from another seizure. This time it was a single seizure, the rapper was immediately released from the hospital. According to Lil Wayne he is an epileptic, and has been since he was a child. Seizures may sound scary to us given what happened the last go around, but according to Lil Wayne it’s all good.
In other news, Lil Wayne finally apologizes to Emmett Till’s family for his controversial beat-it-up lyrics, and writes an open letter to address the issue via Miss Info. Check out the apology below:
Dear Till Family:
As a recording artist, I have always been interested in word play. My lyrics often reference people, places and events in my music, as well as the music that I create for or alongside other artists.
It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist’s song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.
Moving forward, I will not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in my music, especially in an inappropriate manner. I fully support Epic Record’s decision to take down the unauthorized version of the song and to not include the reference in the version that went to retail. I will not be performing the lyrics that contain that reference live and have removed them from my catalogue.
I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy. As a business owner who employs several African-American employees and gives philanthropically to organizations that help youth to pursue their dreams my ultimate intention is to uplift rather than degrade our community.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
He signed it with his full legal name. This letter was the right thing to do. Sometimes art is worth defending, and sometimes you really don’t have a leg to stand on. There are other very creative choices that doesn’t involve someone’s legacy or pain.
P.S. – Is Lil Wayne engaged? Calls someone his fiancée! [via Miss Jia]
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