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After Public Outcry, Lil Wayne Issues Apology to the Family of Emmett Till

wayne-tillThe rapper Lil Wayne has been getting a great deal of heat for many of his lyrics.  The greatest heat from the black community came when the artist released a song “Karate Chop,” where he compares the beaten face of Emmett Till to a woman’s v@gina.  This led to a coalition of activists standing up to both the artist and Mountain Dew, his corporate sponsor, demanding that Wayne apologize.  Frustration built for weeks, as the artist refused to say a word, perhaps believing that the black community could be ignored without any significant consequence.

But Mountain Dew appears to be in damage-control mode, since it also cut an ad by Tyler the Creator that featured black men as criminals and convicts.  This outpouring of anger toward the company and Lil Wayne comes at an awkward time, since the company is now preparing to send Lil Wayne on a world tour and has millions of dollars at stake.

The apology, issued on the site RapRehab.com, came from a conversation between well-connected radio personality Paul Porter and executives with the company.  During an interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins, Porter explains how he went about getting the company to understand the seriousness of what it was doing.   Porter, who learned of the Mountain Dew ad from reading Your Black World, says that he is a firm believer that the dangerous messages being promoted in hip-hop music are unhealthy and destructive, glorifying the violence that has come to consume the African American community.

Within hours of speaking with Porter, the company cut the ad and had Lil Wayne issue the apology below.

But Dr. Boyce Watkins feels that apologies, typically written by publicists, aren’t enough.  He says that most of this is damage control, and that the company needs to sever all financial ties from Lil Wayne in order to send a clear message.

“I am of the opinion that Mountain Dew must seriously reconsider the implications of tying its corporate brand to an artist who has consistently condoned mass murder, drug abuse, and violence against women as part of the message that he regularly shares with millions of young people all around the world,” said Dr. Watkins.  “When we have millions of little black boys reciting self-destructive lyrics every day from the age of six, the black community DOES NOT become a better place because of it.”

Lil Wayne’s apology is below.  You can decide for yourself if you truly believe that he was the one who wrote it.

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.

Best,

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Lil Wayne


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  12. After Public Outcry, Lil Wayne Issues Apology to the Family of Emmett Till | Your Black World

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  16. ChrisTopher Gonzales

    I am going to give him a pass on this one cause I truly like him too. I do hope he has realized how hurt the Till family feels. We must realize that what is meat to one man is poison to another. I hope he truly understands that. I just saw his line Truck Fit in Macys and gave it a thumbs up. I hope he never falters like this again. I shake me head sometimes at the generation behind us. Why they do not get it is beyond me.

  17. darlenesongbird

    Our society is measured and distinguished by the haves and have nots. The haves really don’t give a f**ck and the have nots have bigger things to worry about. People that are blinded by greed and money don’t want to hear this. It’s like talking to a junkie about sobering up when they haven’t hit bottom. Divide and conquer,done. The question is…how does the black commmunity put itself back together and become a strong powerful force that sets an example for all people who are disenfranchised. Many people in my black community need to start in their own houses and in their own families. Lil Wayne is a perfect example of that. He is no different than any of us. Crying out for attention, making mistakes, with our real past erased, wandering around in a wilderness. We can either be part of the problem or seek and emplement real solutions and stop pointing fingers. PLEASE EXCUSE ANY TYPE-O’s, #realtalk

    • Concerned Mature Black Man

      DARLENE! I agree with you in every way! Dr. Martin Luther King said it all when he said, “We cannot ever expect the Klux Klux Klan to impliment the Civil Rights Bill,” If we don’t have the intestional fortitude to take to the next level what pepsi has done by dropping this idiot then we are worse than he, them and all their ilk! It is now on us! BLACKS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHEN ARE WE AS A PEOPLE GOING TO DELIVER OURSELVES AND STOP DEPENDING ON OTHERS TO DO IT FOR OURSELVES? I am currently writing a book titled: Africans/Black Americans Their Own Worst Enemy! If there be any who doubt the veracity of this then let me know and prove me wrong!

  18. Geeeesh. Everytime someone opens their mouth to speak, they seem to always end up apologizing for something. I am sick of it. I actually found Little Wayne’s lyrics quite funny. That’s just me and my sense of humor. It is really NO BIG DEAL. He capitalized. Bottom line.

  19. God Bless – I agree with the person that said that whether Lil Wayne wrote it or not he approved it. Now I believe that whoever wrote the apology was smart enough to offer up a real apology with the words “I aplogize for any hurt or pain I may have caused.” Again I believe that the original apology was modified by Lil Wayne, whom you’ll say likes to play on words, thinking that we as a people would be so gulliable and not able to see through him. My heart is hurt and sadden by Lil Wayne’s lyrics, all the christians out there please keep Lil Wayne and all the rest that degrade people as a whole up in prayer, praying for their salvation.

  20. See Campbell vs Acuff Records!

  21. I am not into hip-hop for the most part. My impression of Lil Wayne is that he is intelligent.
    Forgive him he did make an UGLY mistake. Reach out to him and help raise him up. So that he will never make another mistake like this again. He is human and more than likely will make more mistakes. AS WE ALL WILL. He caused hurt to the Till family embarrassment to his family and disappointment to others. Where there is life there is hope. As long as he lives he can strive to improve his mind search his heart and use his intellect, money and influence to help others.

    • Kaleena feliciana

      Thank u!!!!! For a site that believes and is all for black unity it seems to be full of judge mental bashing towards other blacks. The man is really good with word play in his field of entertainment and made a mistake and took it too far. Idk why he took so long to apologize but damn when he finally does its still not good enough. Y’all sure know how to keep anger going which turns into us all tearing each other down and that to me is worse than any line lil Wayne or any other rapper for that matter can say. Geez none of y’all has ever made a mistake in ur lives? Give the man a break he’s 30 years old

  22. f u little wayne u should have known better u little punk

  23. Music is a universal language. Private beefs, and localized in this regard, should not be served to the mind and sensibility of the ‘world’. We appreciate talent. No disrespect to Wayne, but talents are true,pious and responsible to their origin. Question is: Can you quantify the magnitude and influence this gutless lyrics make on true admirers of your music? You cannot change your color,get even or change the abuses on your ancestors- not even self, with these lyrics. Keep it straight like a black brother would. It’s in your gene,FIND IT.

  24. That’s no apology and he didn’t write it. His freaking lawyer did. His response would have been ‘dat’ and ‘yo’ and ‘ya know whut I mean’ and some other disgusting version of Ebonics that dehumanizes the Black culture.

    • Kaleena feliciana

      That was a very ignorant comment….u know nothing about that man for u to jump to the conclusion of his lack of ability to write a formal apology letter or hold a conversation for that matter. Have u ever heard lil Wayne speak? I have and he actually is an intelligent man. You don’t like his form of entertainment that’s fine and I can respect that but don’t bash him as a person when u know nothing about him but the negativity the media feeds u at every chance they can get for u to do exactly what ur doin. Smh…with that comment ur just as ignorant as ur saying he is.

  25. He is a disgusting pig and he needs to be cast aside like yesterday’s trash, because he is trash.

  26. No apology was given here!! Yes he “acknowledged” their hurt but NEVER said “I’m sorry for any pain or suffering I may have caused” or “I apologize for any pain or suffering I may have caused.” Just because he acknowledged something doesn’t mean he’s sorry. Again, no formal apology was given, mentioned or stated in his response!!

  27. Lil Wayne has a Lil Brain…his apol is as phoney as a $3.00 Bill…who will be his next target the honorable Rosa Parks????

  28. An Apology uses the words “I Apologize for what I said/did, I deeply regret what I said/did. The Words I Apologize,I regret, I’m sorry, NEVER WERE UTTERED. That was not an apology, that was a weak attempt at damage control.

  29. They should have let Wayne write the apology, and direct it towards the Emmitt Till family. Researching who Emmitt Till was would have helped Wayne speak with knowledge, and maybe some Pride in his history….

    • Totally disgraceful and totally disrespectful to the Till Family. Shame on Lil Wayne or whatever he calls himself! The Black community is appalled with the senseless actions and lyrics of this so-called rapper!

  30. Lil Wayne did NOT write this. Americans don’t write “Catalogue”

    • This person just “DOES NOT GET IT!” No young children need to listen to his filth, and crime ridden so-called rap music. First of all, it is NOT music. Instead, it should be termed as “gutter-talk.” This type of trash music should be banned, not only in the Black community, but in other communities as well. His so-called music is a disgrace to the Black community. Every Black parent should shield their children from such trashy lyrics. Lastly, the Wayne character should go into a closet and listen to his own trashy lyrics/or so-called music. I am deeply offended at his actions…and I DO NOT believe he wrote the apology..he doesn’t appear to have common decency to do so.

  31. Watkins is a clown and needs to get over himself. If you don’t like the music, don’t buy it. Get out of the man’s pockets and worry about your own. He’s constantly trying to self promote himself into some kind of authority in the black community. Just another wanna be self proclaimed expert who knows nothing…

    • MrTWP,

      Nobody is in this punk’s pockets. if it weren’t for Icons like Emmitt Till and other’s there would be no Lil Wayne and he certainly wouldn’t be able to make the amount of money he makes. When are people like YOU going to stop always siding with a person who does these disgusting things like totally disrespecting a person who was beaten beyond recognition. Do you think Lil Wayne, would be where he is, had it not been for the black people going through all that they went through. When is it going to stop being about their right to say whatever they want to say, hiding behind the first amendment. When are people like you going to for once stop siding with people whose only care in life seems to be getting high, having tons of women and making money

    • MICHAEL BAYSDEN

      LET ME ASK ALL OF YOU WHO SAYS HE DIDNT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE OR HE SIGNED OFF ON IT.IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAD GONE THROUGH WHAT THAT MAN DID OR WHAT YOUR GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT-GRANDPARENTS WENT THROUGH JUST BECAUSE OF AN IDIOTIC THOUGHT,AN IMAGINED TRANSGRESSION,FOR BEING WHERE YOU ARE NOT WANTED AND SOMEONE FAMOUS OR NOT PRETTY MUCH IN YOUR EYES OFFENDED YOU OR YOURS BY MAKING LIGHT OF THE RESULTS OF THAT TRANSGRESSION,WOULD YOU SAY,”OH,HE DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING” OR FEEL HE DISRESPECYED YOUR FAMILY?ALL THEY ASKED FOR WAS AN APOLOGY.HE SHOULD HAVE DONE IT IN PERSON,BUT HE DID APOLOGIZE.THE FAMILY DID NOT ASK FOR MONEY FROM HIM OR HIS ENDORSERS,SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL?HOW CAN WE SAY WE DOWN WITH MARTIN,MALCOLM OR HUEY IF WE REALLY DONT KNOW OUR TRUE HISTORY IN AMERICA?AMERICA IS PROUD THAT WE STILL DO WHAT SHE TAUGHT US,TO BE THE CRABS ON THE BOTTOM PULLING THE OTHERS BACK DOWN.EVEN THOUGH WAYNE IS ON TOP,HE AND OTHERS WHO MAKE IGNORANT COMMENTS LIKE THAT ARE PULLING ALL OF US BACK DOWN.IF NONE OF YOU CAN SEE OR UNDERSTAND THAT,THEN THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICA SURE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

  32. No its not over,racisim is never over. Just the other day in my diverse neighborhood I was called every kind of n word you can think of because I asked a women to watch her car door which almost hit me while riding my bike! To say I wanted to kill her is a understatement! I managed to walk away because I’m more mature but make no mistake, next time it happens I may have to slap the heck out of the offending person. What I have noticed is since Obama has been in office…all hell has broken loose with some ignorant folks

  33. H. James Roseau--Danbury, CT

    One of the worst crimes our society can commit is to create opportunities for an ignorant “negro” by putting a few dollars in his or her pockets, as such opportunities only serve as a means for oppressing those whom he or she ignorantly perceives to be threatening. This oppression is normally exhibited in the form of crab-in-a-barrel syndromes.

  34. An apology was asked for and it was given. If there was something more that was required it should have been made clear. So not agreeing that an apology should have been all that was requested we cannot continue to scream “boycott” not that an apology was given. Now is the time for reaching out to wayne so that healing, education and future elevation can occur. If our brother rebuffs our attempts to reach out to him then further support of him can of course be reconsidered.

    I do not like the tone or tactic of reaching out to Mountain Dew an asking them to drop Wayne as if Mountain is somehow less reprehensible. they are purveyors of caffeine and sugar filled garbage and clearly willing to engage in racist marketing. so nah we should not be entering in a coalition with these criminals against our brother. We should be asking Wayne to seek a more worthy sponsor to an artist now on the road to recovery and imbued with a new sense of responsibility and consciousness about his people and the role of art for a people who are oppressed. #ITAINTABOUT$$ITSABOUTFREEDOM

    • Teri,

      Miss me with that BS. Lil Wayne is not our brother. Our brother would not even think of de-fowling Emmitt’s name the way this monster did. And save me this he does not know any better, because he does. If he was able to use the comparison, between Emmett’s beating a that of a vagina, then he knew the story of Emmett. Skeezas and thugs like you kill me ALWAYS willing, ready and able to side with the punk a$$ thug rapper, who has never shown the black community anything, but negativity. Although they are the ones who made him wealthy. I’ll be willing to bet you dissed and dogged Rihanna when punk a$$ Chris Brown battered her too. SMH@SKEEZAZ and Punk A$$ Thugs.

  35. Lil wayne was just a feature.The song belongs to The rapper Future.La Ried co signed everything.Why lil Wayne carrying all the blame

  36. Does he even understand and know who Emmett Till is and what he represented for HIS OWN freakin freedom to create as a Black boy (yes, I called Wayne, Lil, at that – a boy)? He’s from the south – SHAME ON HIM.

    Hit him where it hurts – his pocket, the wallet – DON’T BUY HIS MUSIC….that’ll show him

  37. Lil Wayne to think before he open his mouth. My parent always say be careful what you say to people cause one you said it you cannot take it back. Well i learned my lesson and a good friend stop speaking to me. I did not know i had cause him so much hurt by what i said. Now it too late the friendship is stained and i cannot take back what i said.

    Lil Wayne is a grow man and should know better the hurt has been done. To late for an apology. He should have though about that before he said what he said.

  38. Whether he wrote– it or not is not the Question, The Question is: why do we buy this crap?, could it be that some believe Money justifies the means–He’s probably laughing all the way to the bank—what a sick world we live in–nothing is scared—we have hit “ROCK BOTTOM”—–The internet is not gonna wake us us—we need direct action—some do not understand how disconnected we have become (All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put humpty dumpty together again.)

  39. Codrington C. Dapp

    “Lil” Wayne, or whatever he wants to call himself, needs to go sit down somewhere…

  40. Dr. Lorraine Mayes-Buckley

    He needs to do more than apologize. He needs to use his talent in a positive way to uplift and empowere our youth. There is too much violence that our youth are experiencing and he is part of the problem. “To much is given, much is expected” and unfortunately not only do we as a people have to deal with the negative stereotypes that main stream society pushes on us, we now have to deal with our own who feed into that for money. He also needs to apologize to all women of color and negative things he says about us. Shame on you Lil’Wayne

  41. As a BLACK WOMEN AS A WOMEN, I am appalled that women are not standing up for him wanting to whip a pussy……Do we understand that if he wants to whip a pussy like E.T. etc., how he views having sex with a women…why are both black men and women not upset with this aspect of the lyrics??????

    I am calling every white womens group I can find and ask them to help me to fight to protect my black pussy and those of all black women not to be raped by black men being taught to fuck by lil wayne.

  42. He did NOT write this letter…first of all it was too eloquently written. Second…he did NOT apologize: he acknowledge the hurt felt by the family and said moving forward, he would not reference Emmitt Till again.
    I just wish that Black folks could ban together and hit these companies, artists, Korean hair stores, every body who is disrespectful to us in the pocket book and bring them to their knees. The blatant disrespect towards Blacks is out of control. We spend so much money with those who have such overt disdain for us. If we could open our eyes and realize that…(sigh)

    • Don’t sleep on Lil’ Wayne. He is far more intelligent than people give him credit, which is why the disrespect is so offensive. Lil’ Wayne was enrolled in college in Texas. He is obvious articulate and an excellent writer. Tacky, disrespectful, but hardly dumb.

    • Don’t sleep on Lil’ Wayne. He is far more intelligent than people give him credit, which is why the disrespect is so offensive. Lil’ Wayne was enrolled in college in Texas. He is obviously articulate and an excellent writer. Tacky, disrespectful, but hardly dumb.

      • I don’t care about Lil Wayne…he may have been enrolled but did he finish?
        In my first posting, I did not call him dumb, my inference was that he is not eloquent, in the conventional sense. Perhaps in the rap arena he is considered as such.

        And if he is so “smart”, why would he even reference Emmitt Till in his lyrics in such a despicable way…just for the sake of the rhyme? He states in the letter (true author unknown), that he has respect for those who paved the way for Blacks. Really??? and he was so smart that he referenced Till in that manner???
        Perhaps he should be considered ignorant.

        • William Johnson

          He referenced Emmett Till because he underestimated the backlash. He thought he would again appeal to our pride-less infantile roller-coaster ride type thrill seeking of sensational violent lyrics. We can’t merely educate ourselves out of this ignorance it takes much more than that. It takes a balanced appraisal of history and how history constructs present race relations. A former honor roll student at a High school for the arts,He is educated into ignorance.

  43. Black men in America are not aware of their contributions to America: Automatic Transmission, Self starting Gasoline motor and everthing in the Automobile was invented by men called NIGGER. The Cell Phone,Pace Maker, Refrigeration, Shoe Lasting machine revolutionized the show industry; bread maker, log distance telephone, Third Rail. Google Granville T. Woods. Educate yourself Lil Wayne. Read a book you fool!

  44. Too little, too late. If he valued the Civil Rights Movement in the first place he would have never ltet that verse cross his mind in the first place.

    His lyrics never made any sense anyway. Why people even liked his music in the first place is a mystery. If you listen closely his lyrics are dumb and senseless. If people never bought his music in the first place he never would have had the forum to say that on wax. It’s like we don’t use our god given intellect in the right way.

  45. What kind of apology was this? LOL…..he never apologize…he only said he will never reference Emmitt again…what?

  46. This has gone too far and Mountain Dew need to feel it in their bank accounts. The only way we are going to combat this type of behavior is to stop spending our money with people who totally disrespect our legacy. We need to find out all the products that are owned by Mountain Dew and suspend buying anything from them and I guarantee that we will see a significant change in its behavior towards our Community.
    If we would come together as leaders and as a people in our community we can financially shut some stuff down. None of us will die if we stop drinking Mountain Dew, as a matter of fact, we just might live a little longer.
    Just my five cents worth. Wishing all my family much love, peace and blessings as we move through this great country together.

    Ruth Lynch

  47. H*ll NO he didn’t write that apology, he can’t read or write if it’s not to distructive, disrecptful,disconcerning to his own brothers & sister’s. He must not have mirrors wherever he resides because if he did he would be disgusted like the rest of the civilized people who consider themselves African American/of African desent !!!
    Stupid is what stupid does… Talk about $$$$$ he
    didn’t just r-a-p to get it. I just hope he doesn’t have a seizure while he’s dissing anything,
    and everyone !!!
    Peace be still

  48. First, No one should be drinking Mountain Dew or any other sodas! And with lil Wayne… It’s all about the $$$. Until we get together and protest against this type of behavior nothing will change. It’s time WE wake up and act responsibly! Nothing will change until we Demand change.., lets don it now!!

  49. I agree with Dr. Boyce. Mountain Dew and Lil Wayne should part ways immediately. As for the apology, Wayne can’t spell any word four letters long so I know he didn’t write the apology, nor does he care about the Till Family. He’s a POS!

  50. Lil Wayne didn’t write that letter…he probably never even read it. The lawyers wrote it. Lil Wayne could care less about Emmitt Till or anyone else that was offended by his song. He’s an ungrateful, disrespectful, low-lifed gremlin.

  51. I agree with Michael. Not only was it inappropriate to espouse the lyrics in his song about Emmett Till (further, I doubt if he even knows the story behind Emmett Till’s murder), all his music sends out negative messages to the young Black men in our communities. I’m for him stopping all that negativity he spreads and make lyrics more positive that will definitely “uplift” the members of our communities. And let me be clear, not only Lil Wayne espousing “junk”, but all the rappers who have nothing positive to say to our young men.

  52. Our community is an offshoot of the “white” Anglo dominant society. We have been timelessly assimilated into this very sociopathic and violent social structure. We are at the same time loathed by this dominant power structure which teaches it’s public, including ourselves, to uplift whiteness and demean black skin in every conceivable way, and in ways more clandestined than obvious! The psychological warfare against the African American community is onggoing and parallel to a broad physical attack on not only our community here but that of black Africans across the entire diaspora! We are dealing with a white dominant structure that has been abusing and plotting against Africans for centuries! Very few of us can see the broader more advanced strategy of a group of people who have been pillaging, plundering, enslaving, raping, and committing genocide all over the world ever since they began exploring new lands for plunder! They have developed sure-fire tools in which to gain every advantage imaginable in their overwhelming scourage of ‘Manifest Destiny’ and we along with most ‘people of color’ will always be the main victims in a long list of victimized humans around the world.

    They will use anyone and anything to achieve their desired goals, and we are deliberately made the fools and victims of their grand conspiracy! We have been nurtured with the tools of conditioning from our ancestors and are locked into all sorts of unbalanced intentionally laced religious fantasy and dreams of self-centered individual achievement, while our ‘proper’ world is literally snatched right from under our very feet!
    Most cannot grasp the intirety and significance of the whole “game” we are living under, and without a view of the whole platform we only see bits and pieces of how ‘manipulated’ everything is!

    Corporations are owned by the same Anglo-judeo dominant elites who damage our world and our lives, but we can only see bits and pieces of their total ability to control and manipulate our world and our lives.

  53. This pu.nk’s overseers (record company owners) wrote that letter after they saw how mountain dew, who is sponsoring his tour, shut down their ad!

    This is a bunch of shyt, and anybody, who accepts this fake azz letter is crazy. He should’ve not written the da.mn song from jump street!

    These hip/slop and sc(rap) artist are ALL controlled, what to say, how to say it, and when to say it!

    Now, these khazars are getting ready to go to the bank because negroids are gonna continue to buy their syrup (pop), and the beat goes on.

    I wish y’all would stop falling for the bullshyt!!!NOWHERE IN THAT FAKE LETTER DID HE SAY: “I’M SORRY”!!!

    FVCK LIL’ JAYNE, AND THIS RECORD COMPANY!!!

    • @Derrick:
      Our ancestors were abused, conditioned, taught to believe in the same “God” their captors and abusers believed in and used to justify their pillaging, plundering, rape, and enslavement etc.

      Our ancestors inadvertantly passed their acquired idiosycracies on to us, and we inadvertantly, and/or intentionally, pass the same idiosycracies to our children and in doing so we continue a link of psychosocial handicaps along generations. While now errantly believing and/or thinking we are doing the right and best things for ourselves and our children!

      Psychologically speaking, everyone in the world is damaged to some degree because of so much and so many corrupted mental and physical abuses, and of course, some more so than others!
      But our black community is suffering from a host of psychological problems that many of us are not aware of! We have been so assimilated amongst our ‘constant abusers’ that we have become just like them in many ways, and on many levels! Everything we have accused them of doing to us we are now assimilated and conditioned in such ways that we are doing them to ourselves! This self-abuse and faulty “white-washed” corruption of traditions has been going on for centuries without most of us living today ever realizing the results of living under this aggressive, violent, greed/hoarding filled psychotic/sociopathic consturct!

      Everything that all of ‘the people’ suffer from is beneficial to the families of those who started this facade-laced-fiasco in the beginning!

      Everything that blacks suffer from is the direct result of the actions of a constantly scheming, Anglo-dominant, elitist (secretive) “Cabal”, and the ever growing number of mentally conditioned (mentally handicapped) people whom contribute to their goals and sordid achievements!

      So every time we try to correct something they are doing to us, we fail to understand that their psychosocial and physical attacks on us are constant and purposeful! They have been using our own people against us, just as they have been doing for centuries, and just as they do to people around the world!

      These are just some of the many tools they use to control and manipulate in order to enslave and annihilate! And if they leave just a few in the ‘limelight’ to make things seem okay, it’s enough to render most of us clueless! In fact the many bold diabolical processes they use work across the board and around the world on everyone white, black, or otherwise~
      Talking about rappers and corporations is miniscule compared to the vicious vile broad strokes being used against us!

      • @Wizard:

        NOTHING, BUT THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND WITH PROOF!

        This is why I keep saying our people are SICK! They are Truly MENTALLY SICK, and don’t know it, but when you try to bring Truth to the table, they don’t want to ‘eat’ or accept it.

        As, you stated, they (negroids) have been so CON-DITIONED that ‘white’ is right; they can’t cut that fairytale fable statement lose. Negroids are chocolate covered caucasoids, who THINK like their enemies, imitate their enemies, and want to look like their enemies.

        You see this mental conditioning in our women and men, who are dying their hair blond, putting studs in their skin, and wearing tats all over their bodies, something we didn’ do back in the day!

        This is why I always say INTEGRATION AND RELIGION HAVE MESSED UP THE MINDS OF NEGROIDS!

        Good Post My Brother!

  54. too little too late, why must your finances be threatened before you acknowledge your wrong? Don’t think this was sincere! He should have known this before he thought disgracing this symbol of racial injustice, so either he is ignorant of his history or doesnt care!

  55. Samuel Hill Jr

    I wonder how Dwayne is going to feel years from now after his so called fame is over an gone an he has never influenced anyone into a positive direction? He will never live this down! He tarnished a Pioneer for RACIAL EQUALITY with those lyrics in that so call song! Why can’t he MAN UP an influence the youth that growing up in this CRUEL unjust world? A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Or is it to late for Dwayne’s mind?

  56. I will not be pruchasing Mountain Dew, or any other products that exploit BLacks in an unexeptable manner. ALSO I think us as Blacks should take a firmer stand where we are being attacked by the media. MY question how much are we ALLOWING this to take place while we just complain but take no ACTION!!!!!

  57. Lil Wayne is a moron ,his apology is insincere,he could’nt care less about the black community,black folks should quit supporting him and the rest of these non talented idiots.

  58. Whether we like it or not, hip hop music represents our culture. Unfortunately the powers that be (record labels) feel they need to promote the most ignorant and vile aspects of humanity in hip hop. I guarantee there is someone writing positive lyrics right now who will NEVER get a deal. Because these labels are profiting from disparaging our community it is up to us to hold these artist responsible for the ideas they are promoting. While this won’t change what Lil’ Wayne writes maybe it will move us to act on other aspects of music that misrepresent our culture.

  59. Maybe he wrote it or maybe he didn’t, the fact of the matter is that the damage is already done. It was a terrible and hurtful reference but he did and said it. I’m so sick of people trying to make people conform to what they want, we are all individuals. Even if he came on National TV and issued an apology, what will that do, he wrote and said it. There is no cure for ignorance, accept this apology and keep it moving…IJS

  60. subsequently he now has “no worries” and “rich as f*ck,” http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lilwayne/richasfuck.html
    the first of which is challenged a couple of young brothers on a couple of nights ago as they were blasting this song which says he is at a red light and will shoot all of the n***** before the light turns green.

    while it is important that he stops disrespecting our ancestors – he needs to stop disrespecting all people!

  61. imjustwondering...

    My Lord… Will black folks ever learn? My Lord! So sad!

  62. FINALLY. ! LIL WAYNE should have never did this in the first place. He must have thought it was funny. But it wasn’t

  63. Emily Bushnell

    My opinion short and sweet is he DID NOT write this himself.

  64. Cool. It’s over.

  65. It is never TOO late for anything in life…

    Concerning his apology, it is well written, and I truly understand he did not write this letter of apology…

    The closest he could come to an apology well written like this one, is probably in a RAP song, using his own words…

    Therefore, apology NOT accepted…

    Now the only way to teach these people a lesson is to hit’em where it hurts, in their pocket book or bank account…

    No one should be drinking Mountain Dew anyway, and you can seriously not buy his albums…and request that the radio stations do not play his material…

    But, none of the above is going happen…

    • Whether,he wrote it or not,he still approved the message;quit your bitchin

    • Whether,he wrote it or not,he still approved the message;quit your “BETCHING”….now sue me

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