The trouble between Wayne and Till’s family began when a leaked version of Future’ssong “Karate Chop” hit the net in February. ”Pop a lot of pain pills/Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/Beat that p*ssy up like Emmett Till,” Weezy raps in the song.
Till was brutally murdered in 1955 at the age of 14 in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman by the name of Carolyn Bryant. Bryant’s husband Roy and his half-brotherJ. W. Milam took Till, who was visiting from Chicago, from his uncle’s home to a barn where they beat him, gouged out his eyes and shot him in the head. They later tied him to a cotton gin fan and tossed his body into the Tallahatchie River. He was found three days later. When his body was returned to Chicago, his mother insisted his casket be left open so the world could see the brutality of his murder.
Epic Records, Future’s label, reached out to the family. Chairman and CEO LA Reidpersonally apologized during a phone call and promised to pull the song and remove the offensive lyrics. Wayne still has not issued an apology to the family. Now they are preparing to try to convince Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo, to drop the rapper according toAllHipHop. A similar outcry by UltraViolet resulted in Rick Ross losing his endorsement deal with Reebok.
Yo Gotti and his CMG label has just inked a partnership with LA Reid’s establishment. As part of the multi-million deal, Epic Records will distribute the goods provided by Cocaine Muzik Group. Says Gotti.
“This is a solid partnership that allows me to do what I do on bigger platforms, with the respect and support of the Epic team,” explains Yo Gotti. “Throughout L.A. Reid‘s career, I realize he has been a part of creating some of the biggest superstars in the industry. I feel there is no better person to partner with. After my meeting with L.A. Reid, Benny Pough and his staff felt like Epic would be the perfect home to further the growth of CMG.
“A lot of labels were talking big checks, but the money didn’t interest me,” explains Gotti. “I wanted a partner that wasn’t afraid to work as hard as I do. I knew that by sticking to my independent business mind frame and continuing to chase my dream, that the right situation was going to come. The independent success we’ve had thus far with our tour, merchandising and projects from myself and my first artist Zed Zilla has given me the perfect opportunity to create the best possible partnership for CMG,” Gotti says. “I have no doubt that we will take our movement to its pinnacle with Epic Records.”
In an event you can’t say you didn’t see coming, T-Pain took to Instagram to take a few shots at Epic Records recording artist, Future. T-Pain, who saw worldwide success in the mid-2000s after popularizing the use of auto-tune in records, called Future the “new T-Pain” in not so flattering terms. ”Funny thing about that Bugatti you woke up in, its mine. Oh, the irony,” Pain left in a message on an Instagram picture that has since been deleted. ”Funny how “the new T-Pain” has to use “The old T-Pain’s Bugatti for his Bugatti hook. So there’s that. Not at all throwing shots at Ace Hood. That’s my man, 100 grand,” Pain said in reference to the Future Hendrix rapper’s latest hook, “Bugatti.”
The Free Band Gang leader has been looked at as the person mainly responsible with bringing back auto-tune after Jay-Z famously dropped his Blueprint 3-single, “Death of Autotune.” The Atlanta rapper has saw much success with hit singles like “Turn On The Lights,” “Same Damn Time,” “Itchin,” and “Tony Montana.” ”When I first used Auto-Tune, I never used it to sing. I wasn’t using it the way T-Pain was. I used it to rap because it makes my voice sound grittier. Now everybody wants to rap in Auto-Tune. Future’s not everybody,” he told Complex in a recent interview. “The people who are taking my style are like my babies. I’ve got a tribe of kids that want to be like me.” Prepare yourselves, folks. The first ever all Auto-Tune rap battle might be on the way. Check out screen shot on the net page courtesy of RealTalkNY.
Rumors have been circulating for a while that Ciara and Future were a “thing” after being spotted out and about together numerous times, but up until now neither had really confirmed the speculations. Coming clean, Future recently stopped by ATL radio station Hot 107.9 to talk about his relationship with Ci-Ci. Here’s what he had to say:
She’s a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes with those words, that’s what she represents. I can tell you, all the negativity that comes with me and her is not true. Our personal lives is our personal lives. Sometimes people present it like it’s true and they think they have facts, but at the end of the day, we know what’s true and we know what’s not true and anything negative from that situation, we [are] not even representing that. What you see is what you get.
We are at a time where, I am on Epic, she’s on Epic, I love music, she loves music. And we love being in the studio with each other. We love being around each other and that’s just what it is. The chemistry is there. It’s amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile. Anything negative around that is all false because every time you are doing something positive and somebody sees you happy, they want to find something to tear you down. She’s a great woman. I believe at the end of the day, once the media passes over and all of the foolishness goes past, we gon’ be able to be good. And we gon’ be good. It’s only comments, rumors and certain speculations. As long as we have that understanding, no one can ever come between us.