Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne

I guess we knew this was coming. The AP reports that PepsiCo., the parent company of the Mountain Dew brand, has decided to end its promotional relationship with Lil Wayne due to the controversy over his Emmett Till reference on the “Karate Chop (Remix)”.

On Friday, PepsiCo said in a statement that Wayne’s “offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand.” It declined to provide any further comment.

A publicist for Lil Wayne, Sarah Cunningham, said that the split was due to “creative differences” and that it was an amicable parting.

Yeah, I’m sure Wayne was real amicable about potentially losing out on millions. This does not bode well for the countless other Rappers out there with endorsement deals. I think the days of corporations signing these types of deals is about to come to an end unless the artist is super “safe”. And there aren’t too many (popular) Rappers out there these days that fall into that category. You can pick any MC at random and odds are they have at least a couple of controversial lyrics in their catalog. All it takes is that one person or group making enough of a stink and it’s an instant PR clusterfuck.

Previously: Lil Wayne Issues Apology to Emmett Till’s Family | Reebok Drops Rick Ross


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76 Responses to “Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne”

  1. Jackson7 Says:

    b Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    *pencils in 5 games of catch n male bonding with father figure landlord*

    ——————

    chill Frankie

    grown men is watching NBA

  2. b Says:

    *falls back*

  3. Jackson7 Says:

    these old ass niggas and heart transplant patients is outta gas

  4. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Screen names lives hanging in the balance
    An E-father and E-son holding each other tighter than when they tag team sick
    A strange beat making blogger wondering if god hears his prayers
    A-1 obviously has fallen asleep again
    So much excitement
    Are you not entertained?

  5. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Bang!

  6. Jackson7 Says:

    HOLLLAAAA!

    Melo >>>

  7. King James Says:

    pierce too damn old

  8. Jackson7 Says:

    like i said

    NIGGA!!!!

    LOLOLOLOLOL

    RIP BIATCHES

  9. King James Says:

    Previous C-Section raps & freestyles for archive purposes

    batshare.com/meu6msckvjgd

    batshare.com/33zv0438q78n

  10. b Says:

    fupm’s beat coulda been the illmatic …

    now it’s looking like ready to die …

    quadruple

  11. Jackson7 Says:

    lmao

    might be some fisticuffs after the game

    niggas is bout to cry

  12. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    We can all relax
    This one was a classic
    And it’s over.
    Honey nut Cheerios indeed.

  13. A-1 Says:

    I.Aint.Sleep!

  14. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    ***biggumskiller*** Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    Screen names lives hanging in the balance
    An E-father and E-son holding each other tighter than when they tag team sick
    A strange beat making blogger wondering if god hears his prayers
    A-1 obviously has fallen asleep again
    So much excitement
    Are you not entertained?
    ^

    Walked in the building and caught bodies like Richard in Boardwalk Empire.

  15. b Says:

    report: rondo is stationed outside knicks locker room

  16. Jackson7 Says:

    A-1 obviously has fallen asleep again

    ————-

    LOL

  17. A-1 Says:

    Jus saw dis email from Trill..possibly anotha freestyle will b upped 2night..stay tuned

  18. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    SMH Terry should have been taking those 3′s instead of Green and Paul.

  19. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Who we got in the next round?

  20. Jackson7 Says:

    nothing but the utmost respect for the great Paul Pierce

  21. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    * anticipates savage post game remarks from bench warmers to start a brawl*

  22. King James Says:

    ***biggumskiller*** Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Who we got in the next round?

    ^

    Y’all got the Pacers

  23. Jackson7 Says:

    Pacers

    with no Danny Granger

    better matchup for the Knicks

  24. why? Says:

    lol KG talking to melo probably asking if they plan on getting rid of amare.

  25. b Says:

    david stern graciously accepts bag of money from boston irish crime bosses and law enforcement for engineering exciting comeback for city reeling from recent attacks

  26. ***biggumskiller*** Says:

    Kevin Garnett exits as the shit talkingest nigga since the Glove
    But he got a ring
    KG>>>>
    Herb Williams and Doc Rivers
    Forever Knicks

  27. b Says:

    a distant refrain of sock money is heard as celtics exit the court …

  28. King James Says:

    Stickman needs to close out the Rockets

  29. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Pacers gon shit all over the knicks

    See you niggas in 30

    Thefilmoflife.com >>>>>

  30. Jackson7 Says:

    F YOU PAY ME! Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    Pacers gon shit all over the knicks

    See you niggas in 30

    Thefilmoflife.com >>>>>

    ————–

    Peace Fam

  31. King James Says:

    Perkins like a pitbull gotta hold that nigga back

    lmao nigga just did push-ups

  32. Jackson7 Says:

    RIP Honey Nut Cheerios

  33. b Says:

    30 days ??????

    isn’t that already the finals ??????

  34. King James Says:

    Aight then my nigga FYPM…keep the blog updated!

  35. herbal kint Says:

    rip fupm , bet he’ll be back before the week is out

  36. Rajon Trondo Says:

    Old school soul breaks + loops are great for freestyles..

    I’m about to send u some shit landlord. .
    .

  37. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Honey nut cheerios is still hilarious and disrespectful at the same damn time

  38. b Says:

    damn

    commenting game remind me of the musical chairs game

    keep it street

  39. Jackson7 Says:

    lol KG talking to melo probably asking if they plan on getting rid of amare.

    ————

    word

    Knicks could use another old washed up big man to replace Stoudemire

    KG as a Knick?

    i can dig it for a year

    kinda like Roger Clemens as a Yankee

    you HATE that nigga when he’s an opponent

    but its ill to have him on your team

  40. Jackson7 Says:

    Rajon Trondo Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Old school soul breaks + loops are great for freestyles..

    I’m about to send u some shit landlord. .

    ————–

    *daps*

    im widdit

  41. A-1 Says:

    Peace Trill..jus emailed ya bacc..lets keep roccn

  42. b Says:

    ive never had a relationship last 30 days

  43. b Says:

    … ive never had a relationship.

  44. A-1 Says:

    Rajon Trondo
    1 min ago
    Old school soul breaks + loops are great for freestyles..

    I’m about to send u some shit landlord. .
    .———
    Damn..what bout me..?!! Lol

  45. b Says:

    kevin is turning into a bad guy

    can he play that role ?

  46. plug Says:

    anybody got the stream to that knick game?

  47. herbal kint Says:

    i’m not a knicks fan but the death of fupm is something to be celebrated, at least we can have a break from the lies

  48. Jackson7 Says:

    anybody got the stream to that knick game?

    ——————

    LOL

    shit is over son

    RIP Boston

    espn will replay that joint in the middle of the night

    prolly at 12 or 2 AM

  49. b Says:

    here ya go plug

    http://tinyurl.com/d7keabk

  50. plug Says:

    the niggarbockers won I take it

    who they play next?

  51. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    Put in Thabeet… at least the dude can block 3 to 4 shots a game. Collison and Perkins are useless against a team like the Rockets.

  52. b Says:

    beverly aka rupaulkiller

  53. French Kevin Says:

    Told yall that shit wasn’t going 7.

    Big ups to the celtics though, avoiding the sweep and making it entertaining.

  54. Jackson7 Says:

    b mask aka The kid Frankie Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    *pencils in 5 games of catch n male bonding with father figure landlord*

    ___________

    Jackson7 says

    chill Frankie

    grown men is watching NBA

    ___________

    b mask aka The Kid Frankie Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    *falls back*

    ———

    LMAO @ the hijinks

  55. plug Says:

    here ya go plug

    http://tinyurl.com/d7keabk
    —–
    lol

    thats focked up

  56. Jackson7 Says:

    plug Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    here ya go plug

    http://tinyurl.com/d7keabk
    —–
    lol

    thats focked up

    ——————-

    LMAO!

    side note:

    yo kevfresco

    you a’ight nigga?

    anything you wanna say?

  57. herbal kint Says:

    LMAO @ the hijinks

    ^

    co lmao

    Troll Gang

  58. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    U know low key Westbrook glad the thunder melting without him

  59. b Says:

    hardens step back >>>>

    that nigga be doing ballet no homo

  60. Jackson7 Says:

    plug says:

    hey guys!

    anybody know who won that SuperBowl between Baltimore and San Francisco?

    who got a link?

  61. b Says:

    it would be poetic if thunder lost westbrook to lose to harden

    david stern’s writing >>>

  62. Jackson7 Says:

    b Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:22 pm
    hardens step back >>>>

    that nigga be doing ballet no homo

    ———–

    ok..LMAO

    now i REALLY know who rockin this mask

    no snitching tho

  63. b Says:

    *ships carton of sprite hush money*

  64. Jackson7 Says:

    7Up >>>>>>>>>>>>> Sprite

    be clear

    dont ask me how

  65. b Says:

    *falls back*.

  66. herbal kint Says:

    Troll Gang >>

  67. Free J Says:

    so how does this play into cypher’s bet with FYPM…A-1 if he lose THAT too…you gon have to email him and tell he gon be on timeout a little bit longer lol

  68. herbal kint Says:

    freej, cypher, sick aka the fuckboy connection u up next

    we gon bury ya

    Troll Gang, mask up or get laid down no homo

    rip lil saint

    rip ill will

    rip mufasa

  69. A-1 Says:

    Free J
    10 mins ago
    so how does this play into cypher’s bet with FYPM…A-1 if he lose THAT too…you gon have to email him and tell he gon be on timeout a little bit longer lol
    ———–
    Lmao true..but remember I was da 1 dat kinna initiated dat challenge between dem and een said Cyph would win smh lol but yeah we’ll c..I’m eager 2 c what’s Cyphs cookn up

  70. A-1 Says:

    Dat 1st beat Cyph upped>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  71. A-1 Says:

    Matta fact Cyph if u lurkn reup dat beat cuz I can’t find it

  72. ayo Says:

    What the fuck you gone do bozo when you catch me????

    Fucboy hurt over some comments

    Nigga, I will fuck you up, make you run to your guns to defeat me cause hand to hand I will whip you boy

    Them drugs dun fried you retarded

  73. A-1 Says:

    Hov $100 bill>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Y’all niggas ain’t listenin right smh

  74. A-1 Says:

    Ayo
    3 mins ago
    What the fuck you gone do bozo when you catch me????

    Fucboy hurt over some comments

    Nigga, I will fuck you up, make you run to your guns to defeat me cause hand to hand I will whip you boy

    Them drugs dun fried you retarded
    ——–
    O

  75. gramMasta Says:

    Ny Knicks>>>>>>

    next up

    red sox lose the next 5 games and the yankee c team takes back 1st place

  76. A-1 Says:

    New post

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