Lil Wayne‘s “apology” to the family of civil rights icon Emmett Till was NOT REALLY AN APOLOGY … in fact, it fell way short … a rep for the Till family tells TMZ.
Earlier today, Wayne fired off a letter to the Tills … to “acknowledge” the hurt he caused the family when he compared Emmett’s violent death with the violent way he has sex with women. Nowhere in the letter did Wayne say he was sorry for what he did. Now, Airickca Gordon-Taylor – Executive Director, Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation and Till Family Representative — tells TMZ the family does not view the letter as a formal apology. ”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.”
Nicki Minaj has always maintained a flirtatious but professional relationship with the men in her Young Money camp. Drake has proposed to her on record and Baby can’t run out of reasons to buy her gifts. But in the new video to her song “High School” she took things to a steamy level with her boss Lil Wayneportraying her love interest. In an interview with KYSDC.com Minaj talked about getting up close and personal with the self-professed “p*ssy monsta” and keeping things fun.
“It was like a mix between awkward, funny and nerve racking,” she said. “We had been shooting all day and we were very tired. You know when you get so tired you get silly? That’s how we were. We couldn’t shoot straight through anything so we just kept on laughing…I’ve always been nervous around Wayne because prior to him signing me I was obsessed with him.”
Nicki Minaj - High School (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne
It seems like an alleged near death experience isn’t enough to slow down Lil Wayne’s hustle. While telling fans that he was “better than good,” the YMCMB rapper also announced the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival 2013, which besides T.I. will also feature Future as a special guest. According to Wayne himself, the AMW Music Festival will be kicking off on July 5. An official press release with specific dates for the music festival/tour, which is presented by Mountain Def, will be issued on Monday. The “How To Love” rapper will also be touring Europe starting in October, with Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller joining him on the road. Until then, Tunechi hooked up fans with a new video for “R.A.F. (Rich As F-ck),” featuring 2 Chainz. It’s been a tumultuous past couple of weeks for Wayne who at this time last Friday was in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles. Lil Wayne’s new album, I Am Not A Human Being 2, is in stores March 26. Take a look at the official admat for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival 2013 on the next page.