Lil Wayne was the source of controversy when a remix he appears on hit the ‘net. Wayne says he “beats the p**** up like Emmett Till” and many who heard it were outraged at the analogy. (The lyric has been removed from the song since many in the public and celebrity sector voiced their opinions of how out of line it was)
Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne‘s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
The R&B legend says the rapper’s disturbing verse should not have made it beyond the recording studio for the world to hear.
“You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’”
Wonder, who says he is a fan and friend of Lil Wayne, made the comments when asked what he thought of Lil Wayne’s controversial lyrics in an interview Thursday.
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