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PepsiCo cuts ties with Lil Wayne after crude Emmett Till lyrics

NEW YORK, N.Y. - PepsiCo is bowing to public pressure for the second time in a week and cutting ties to Lil Wayne over the rapper's crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Wayne, one of the biggest stars in pop music, had a deal to promote the company's Mountain Dew soda. Earlier this week, PepsiCo also pulled an online ad for the neon-colored soda that was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. That ad was developed by rapper Tyler, the Creator.

US rapper Lil Wayne 'good' after new health scare

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne tweeted Friday that he was "good," as record company executives dismissed a report that the singer had been in critical condition after a string of seizures. The hip-hop star declared on Twitter: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," after celebrity news website TMZ reported he was in an induced coma in hospital, and that his family was rushing to his bedside.

US rapper Lil Wayne 'good' after new health scare

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne tweeted Friday that he was "good," as record company executives dismissed a report that the singer had been in critical condition after a string of seizures. The hop star declared on Twitter: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," after celebrity news website TMZ reported he was in an induced coma in hospital, and that his family was rushing to his bedside.

Executives deny US rapper Lil Wayne 'critical'

Record executives dismissed Friday a report that Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne was in critical condition in hospital after a string of seizures. Amid conflicting information following the report by celebrity news website TMZ, a tweet from the hip hop star declared: "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love." Mack Maine, the head of the Young Money record label to which Lil Wayne is signed tweeted: "Dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe ... that's false!!"

Rapper Lil Wayne in 'critical' condition: TMZ

Grammy-winning hip hop star Lil Wayne was in critical condition Friday after being re-admitted to hospital after a further bout of seizures, the TMZ celebrity news website reported. The 30-year-old was rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday after suffering multiple seizures. He left the following day but was re-admitted hours later, and his condition has not stabilized since. A publicist for the rapper did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.

Rapper Lil Wayne says he is fine after health scare

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Lil Wayne said on Friday he was fine and thanked fans for their concern after a reported seizure that led celebrity website TMZ.com to claim he was in a medically induced coma and near death. "I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love," Wayne said in a Twitter message on his official account. The 30-year-old rapper's spokeswoman Sarah Cunningham said in an email that "Lil Wayne is recovering," but did not specify what he was suffering from.
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