Future recently called in to Big Boys Neighborhood on Power 106 LA to talk about his newest single ‘Karate Chop‘. He also spoke on the controversy surrounding Lil Wayne’s verse on the song where he rapped “beat the pu**y up like Emmett Till”.
Future talks of the positive outcome of the situation and how the lyrics brought cultural awareness.
“We did the song with great intentions – I know he did the verse for the art – but speaking on the situation, I can’t speak on it,” he said. “I never thought it was going to get so much attention, but I think overall, the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened. Even though [Emmett Till’s family] probably thought it was negative, he brought positive energy to the situation because a lot of people don’t even know [who Emmett Till was] – my dad didn’t even know who Emmett was, he thought I was talking about Emmett Smith. I’m talking a lot of that are people around me, credible people, that should be like, ‘Man, you don’t even know who Emmett Till is?’ He raised awareness to people who didn’t even know Emmett Till.”
It was announced that Lil Wayne was dropped as a sponsor of Mountain Dew earlier this month because of the negative attention it had brought him, in which lost him a lot of Cash Money.