After George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, many were upset and disappointed by the jury’s verdict. Several artists in support of Trayvon Martin have reacted, as well.
During a concert in Nashville, Tennessee, Beyonce announced, “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” about 30 minutes after the verdict was made public.
Young Jeezy, Public Enemy, Wyclef Jean, The Roots’ Questlove, and Lil Scrappy were also among many to voice strong opinions, releasing videos and tracks dedicated to Martin.
Perhaps, no one really cares what Lil Scrappy has to say about the nitty grittiness of the justice system. Yet, there is no doubt that musicians have an undeniable presence – if not influence- when saturating their fans with their general opinions however trite or genuine.