Listening Between the Lines: 2013 Lyrics that Sparked National Conversations
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Weezy’s offensive lyrics about Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy who was brutally murdered in 1955 for allegedly “flirting with a white woman,” ignited backlash from the Till family and more. Although Tunechi apologized to the Till family, his lyrical snafu cost him his contract with Pepsi Co as the spokesman for Mountain Dew.
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