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This combination of 1955 and 2013 photos shows Emmett Till in Chicago, about six months before he was killed in Aug. 1955 while visiting relatives Mississippi, and Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. performing in Irvine, Calif. In 2013, Lil Wayne recorded a verse using the name of the civil rights martyr in a sexual metaphor. Till, a black teen, was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. (AP Photo/Family Photo, Invision, Paul A. Hebert)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Chris Brown is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards stage with Lil Wayne on Aug. 28.

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** FILE ** Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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** FILE ** Recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy's in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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FILE--In this Jan. 30, 2009 file photo, rapper Lil Wayne arrives on the red carpet for the ESPN Next Big Weekend Super Bowl XLIII party in Tampa, Fla. The Grammy-winning rapper pleaded guilty to attempted weapon possession on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 in New York and expects to receive a one-year jail sentence. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)

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Lil Wayne, right, and 2 Chainz perform onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Nicki Minaj, left, and Lil Wayne sit in the audience in the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)

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Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne and professional skateboarder Stevie Williams celebrate the launch of their contemporary clothing lines TRUKFIT and DGK at Macy’s stores on Friday, June 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Chris Brown is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards stage with Lil Wayne on Aug. 28.

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FILE- In this file photo taken Dec. 28, 2009, Lil Wayne performs in New Orleans. Two security guards face charges of impersonating police officers after they escorted rapper Lil Wayne to an Indiana nightclub on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

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Rapper Lil Wayne is handcuffed at criminal court in New York last March. He was convicted of loaded-gun possession. But with a few days left before he is free, Lil Wayne is an even bigger star because of a new album and his Facebook and blog communications with fans. (Associated Press)