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Lil Wayne Has Sort of Apologized for His Dumb Rap About Emmett Till, And He Had Another Seizure

5/2/2013




LIL WAYNE
 has SORT OF apologized to the family of EMMETT TILL, the 14-year-old boy who was tortured and murdered in Mississippi back in 1955, just for flirting with a white woman.  Earlier this year, Wayne used Emmett's name as part of a dumb lyric that compared Emmett's torture to ROUGH SEX.  Here's the lyric:  "Beat that [rhymes with WUSSY] up like Emmett Till."  

In a letter to the family, Wayne excused the lyric as, "wordplay", but added, "As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure."  He also said that he'll never rap about Emmett again, and, "I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy."  (TMZ has the full letter.)

That's nice, but Emmett's family thinks it could use more WORDPLAY.   A rep for the family says, "While it's commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett Till and his memory, this statement falls short of an apology, as none is mentioned."

By the way, Lil Wayne reportedly suffered ANOTHER seizure late Tuesday night.  Supposedly, he was hospitalized briefly, and was released yesterday morning.  There's no official word on what's up.  Wayne has been having a lot of seizures.  There's been speculation that they're drug-related.  But Wayne claims he's epileptic, and has been suffering from seizures since he was a kid.