Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beyoncé pays tribute to Trayvon Martin

              Beyoncé pays tribute to Trayvon Martin

 
Beyoncé pays tribute to the late teen Trayvon Martin at her concert in Nashville, in light of the recent George Zimmerman verdict. Saturday July 13 Beyoncé stopped in Tennessee on her Mrs. Carter Show tour for a night in Nashville. Right before her usual planned cover of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" at her show, Bey dedicated a moment of silence to the young Trayvon Martin saying, "I'd like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon." She then performed the Whitney cover song, fitting for the touching tribute. Beyoncé's concert that night started just about 30 minutes after 17-year-old Trayvon's shooter George Zimmerman was found 'not guilty' by a Florida jury in the shooting the teen. 29-year-old Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting Trayvon in Sanford, Florida February 2012. Since the 'not guilty' verdict, protests have spawned around the Country disappointed by the decision. And Beyonce is not the only one to react to the Trayvon trial, Nicki Minaj tweeted, "And our taxes paid  for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica". And rapper Young Jeezy posted a new song called "It's A Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin)" to his Facebook page. What are your thoughts on the Trayvon trial and do you like that celebrities have voiced their opinions on this controversial trial? check out the Bey's performance to Trayvon below.