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Lil Wayne, Jay-Z: Popular rappers mic-checking civil rights figures

Lil Wayne

To say ‘Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till reference on the remix of Future’s “Karate Chop” didn’t go over well’ is an understatement. Kanye West fared way better with his famous rhyme “And just imagine how my girl feel/On the plane scared as hell that her guy look like Emmett Till” from “Through the Wire.” Here are five others that mic check civil rights figures that didn’t ignite outrage. –ronda racha penrice

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