Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 refuses to let the world forget what Emmett Louis Till represents in 2020. The hip-hop veteran went online this weekend to speak on his ruthless death and remind America why the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t just a trending topic.
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“Happy Birthday King 👑 Emmett Louis Till would’ve been 79 years old today and he was 14 when he died… Till was accused of flirting with and whistling at a white woman In 1955, She testified that Till made physical and verbal advances at her… The jury did not hear her testimony, due to the judge ruling it inadmissible. Decades later, she disclosed that she had fabricated part of the testimony regarding her interaction with Till, specifically the portion where she accused Till of grabbing her waist and uttering obscenities; “that part’s not true,” she stated in a 2008 interview…. Till’s interaction with her, perhaps unwittingly if at all, violated the strictures of conduct for an African-American male interacting with a white woman in the Jim Crow-era South. Several nights after the incident in the store, her husband Roy and his half-brother J.W. Milam were armed when they went to Till’s great-uncle’s house and abducted the boy. They took him away, beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. I think there needs to be a clear understanding of the words we use so loosely these days. This is “Hate” not what I’ve heard some of you accuse people of. This is anger. Us, speaking on these atrocities while triggered by them is not… “Black on Black” crime is a bozo’s favorite counter but allow me to retort. We have NO HISTORY of doing this type of sh*t to other groups of people… This is Racism in its truest form and America created laws that granted people the legal right to be evil… RIP”