CELEBS REACT TO GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S NOT GUILTY VERDICT
Celebrities took to Twitter to react to George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict on Saturday night (July 14th). Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.
Diddy wrote via Twitter, "IN MEMORY OF TRAYVON MARTIN!!! REST IN PEACE YOUNG KING!!! ANY DEATH OF A KID IS A TRAGEDY!! WAKE UP!! My heart is truly broken. We dedicate this video to Trayvon Martin+his family. God Bless our children." He added, "#myTruth I am blessed to have 6 beautiful kids. I'm hurt and I'm mad as hell! My heart goes out to the family. He followed him! F*ck That!"
Nicki Minaj tweeted, "WOW. And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica."
She added, "What are your thoughts? @BarackObama We're allowed to disregard 911 operators, pursue and kill ppl now? But send lauryn hill to jail 4 TAXES. May God console the Martins at this time; as well as every other family that's gone through this type of injustice."
- Rick Ross: "My condolences continue to go the Martin family."
- Lil Wayne wrote, "Tampa was amazing but kame bak to my bus and saw da news...ain't sh*t change, and I may never get to see it do so. I pray 4my kids & yours."
- Meek Mill: "It's not about black and white or any other race..It's about the value of a black kid life being very low in America..With a black president. Can't imagine a grown man taking the life of my son because he thought he looked suspicious!"
- Rihanna wrote, "Only in America! #TrayvonMartin. This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily." She added,"A child was gunned down for no reason! And nothing about that sounds like murder? My baby brother is 17, this rocked my whole sh*t!#thesystemisandhasalwaysbeenphucked."
- Meanwhile, during her concert in Nashville, Tennessee, Beyonce had a moment of silence for Trayvon 30 minutes after the verdict was read.