Jeremih Remixes ‘Karate Chop,’ Forgets Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till Gaffe
R&B riser puts his spin on Future's controversial single
Chicago singer/producer Jeremih knows an impactful song when he hears one, but he may not know the entire reason for its impact. The R&B youngster has remixed the remix of Future’s Lil Wayne-featuring “Karate Chop,” but as Fader points out he didn’t bother to edit out that part where Weezy turned a 14-year-old lynching victim into a punchline for a boast about his own sexual prowess and hence set off a string of events that resulted in the song being disavowed by Epic Records and Mounatin Dew dropping Wayne as a spokesperson. We’re guessing that Jeremih somehow missed all of that — and that the Shlohmo collaborator isn’t tacitly endorsing the controversial lyric — since his new verse on the track stays with the general theme of being super rich, super high, and super sexed.