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Emmett Till Family Doesn’t Accept Lil Wayne’s Letter of Apology

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It looks like the Emmett Till Family and Lil Wayne have not made amends just yet. Airickca Gordon-Taylor, the spokesperson for the Till estate, says the family doesn’t view Weezy’s letter as a formal apology.

According to her, although the missive was carefully written, there was no actual apology mentioned for what he did. In other words, since Weezy didn’t say, “I’m sorry,” the letter is unacceptable.

In a Facebook post Ms. Gordon-Taylor writes:

We are aware of Lil Wayne’s statement of acknowledgement of our family’s pain and our disapproval of referencing Emmett Till in his lyrical content.

While it’s commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett Till and his memory to ‘not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in his music,’ this statement falls short of an apology, as none is mentioned.”

Reactions to her response were mixed as some readers felt that the Till Family should move on, while others support the Till Family’s demand for an apology.

“Let it go. [Wayne] said he wouldn’t be mentioning him again in a way that can be seen as disrespectful,” writes one commenter. “Going after his endorsement whether you feel its an apology or not is rather stupid.”

Another follower wrote, “To say it won’t happen again is not an apology and…basically says he doesn’t want the drama but also doesn’t regret his actions so if thats the case…boycott him.”

Lil Wayne has not commented on the matter yet.

What do you think? Do you agree with the Emmett Till Family? Tell us in the comments below.

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