Stevie Wonder Disappointed in Controversial Lil Wayne Lyrics
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Stevie Wonder Disappointed with Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Lyric

stevie wonderWhile soul and R&B legend, Stevie Wonder, is a fan of Lil Wayne, he’s mad with the Grammy-winning rapper as he recently referenced Emmett Till–the 14-year-old boy murdered for whistling at Carolyn Bryant, a White woman, in Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market in Money, Mississippi in 1955–when rapping on Atlanta rapper, Future’s “Karate Chop,” single.

Known for his sexual lyrics, Wayne compares rough sex to Till’s death, indicating “that he wanted to do as much damage as had been done to Till,” reports

“You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said. “You just cannot do that… Sometimes people have to put themselves in the place of people who they are talking about,” Wonder said. “Imagine if that happened to your mother, brother, daughter or your son. How would you feel? Have some discernment before we say certain things. That goes for me or any other writer.”