Saturday, 4 May 2013
Lil Wayne Axed By Mountain Dew Over "Offensive" Lyrics
On Friday (May 3), it was announced that the "Lollipop" rapper was fired as a spokesperson for Mountain Dew.
In a statement, PepsiCo announced that Wayne's "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand."
The above statement refers to the rapper's contribution to Future's track "Karate Chop," on which he sings, "Pop a lot of pain pills / Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels / Beat that p**sy up like Emmett Till."
Till was a 14-year-old African-American who was infamously tortured and murdered back in 1955 after allegedly flirting with a white woman. At this point, a rep for Lil Wayne is only citing "creative differences" for the result of the fallout.
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