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05/15/2013 01:26 pm ET Updated May 20, 2013

Future Opens Up On Lil Wayne's Controversial Emmett Till Lyric: Notable/Quotable

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I never thought it would get so much attention. But I think overall with the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened [to Emmett Till], even though they probably thought it was negative; he brought positive energy to the situation. Because a lot of people don’t know…my dad didn’t even know who Emmett was. He’s thinking I’m talking about Emmitt Smith…he raised the awareness to people who didn’t even know who Emmett Till was. To young kids who didn’t know what happened to him…So when situations like that do happen, I don’t believe in any way, form, or fashion he did it out of disrespect towards the family.

Rapper-singer Future opens up on Lil Wayne’s controversial Emmett Till lyric on his “Karate Chop (Remix).” (RadioBigBoy)

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