Emmett Till’s Family Rejects Lil Wayne’s ‘Apology’

The Till family tells TMZ that Lil Wayne's 'apology' isn't suffice — in fact, it isn't an apology at all.
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo Entertainer Lil' Wayne attends the Duke-Kentucky NCAA college basketball game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Lil Wayne says he's an epileptic and has had seizures for years. In an interview with Los Angeles-based radio station Power 106 on Thursday, March 28, 2013, the 30-year-old rapper said epilepsy caused his most recent health scare earlier this month, when he was rushed to a hospital. Wayne said he had three back-to-back seizures. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

By// Mariah Craddick

Lil Wayne finally apologized to Emmett Till’s family in a letter he released to the public (which you can read in full here), months after Epic Records pulled the remix version of “Karate Chop” that contained his offensive lyrics that referenced Emmett Till. However, according to TMZ, the family isn’t much impressed.

“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,” said Airickca Gordon-Taylor, Till family representative.

The letter basically said that Wayne acknowledges that his lyric was offensive and that it was unfortunate it offended them. Aside from that, his “apology” comes at least three months late so it doesn’t seem all that heartfelt.

What do you think of Wayne’s letter? Should the Till family accept his version of an apology?