Beyonce Honors Trayvon Martin With Moment of Silence Following Zimmerman Verict (VIDEO)

beyonce in concert mrs. carter show world tourLast night, after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the flurry of reaction was unavoidable. Many celebs made their feelings known -- most notably Beyonce, who was in the middle of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour concert in Nashville

About 30 minutes before the singer took the stage, news broke that Zimmerman was found not guilty of the second-degree murder charge. Thus, during the concert, the stage grew dark with just a few key lights shining as Bey said, “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon." Afterward, she sang a heartbreaking rendition of "I Will Always Love You," which lead into her own emotional track "Halo."

One concert-goer captured video of the poignant moment ...


Blue Ivy's mom was one of many celebs to react to the verdict with a heavy heart. Rihanna tweeted, "This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily," while John Legend wrote, "My heart hurts." Nicki Minaj took a biting tone, tweeting, "And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica."

Meanwhile, rapper Young Jeezy released a song called, “It’s a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin),” and on his Facebook page commented: “I am in no way shape, form, or fashion ... trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it.” And Russell Simmons tweeted, "No matter what, remain peaceful" and wrote a blog entry that said he'll be supporting the Trayvon Martin Foundation in helping to repeal laws like Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Simmons signed off, “God bless you little brother. Rest in peace.”


What do you think of Beyonce's tribute and the other ways celebrities reacted to the Zimmerman verdict?

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lovem... lovemy2sons25

They are standing up for what they believe in!! Good for them!!

purpl... purple_creeper

She should do this for the troops. Not just for one random guy that unfortunately got shot.

JaChic JaChic

I'm not saying that our troops should not be honored accordingly, which they are at many events and on many days that are set aside specifically for them, but, Beyonce did this for a child who did not set out that night to be killed. Our troops make a commitment to protect our safety and they know that in the process they might be sacrificing their lives for us... This child went out that night for candy and iced tea not to give up his life for a cause or to cause a spectacle or to create racial tension, but for candy and a drink. Regardless of how I feel about Beyonce, Trayvon, or George, I cannot fault what she did here.

Deborah Knights-Sergeant

I thin its a wonderful thing, to show that this young boy will not be forgotten

Debbie Blanton

That is wonderful of Beyonce to do that, but what about the many others murdered every single day. Black on Black, Black on white, White on White, White on Black, Hispanic, Asian. My white sister was murdered by a black man and because he said it was an accident he was not even arrested. So I just hope Beyonce realizes the many other murders that exist out there. Not one of us were there the night of Trayvon's killing, and we cannot prove he was innocent in all this. Although I do not condone murder of any kind, it is happening to all colors and by all colors, I just don't know why we singled out this one and made it out of race, murder is murder and is not acceptable no matter what color.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

We live in a society where people believe they have the right to 'beat up" any one that upsets them. That is not a right and no matter who was following him, Martin did not have the right to attack anyone. He could have kept on walking. They both made bad choices that night- and sadly, our society taught that young man that his fists were an answer to his problem. They were not.

Cafemom is a wonderful example of this phenomenon- you can read many posts and find some belligerent woman threaten another with her fists... and be proud of herself for her ability to be violent. It's disgusting and a sad example of what our society has become. Perhaps they'll think twice now- but I don't imagine they will. :-(

nonmember avatar Bookworm

@HistoryMamaX3 Because of course, if a strange man with a gun was following you in the middle of the night, if a strange man with a gun confronted you aggressively in the middle of the night, you'd have just 'walked away'. That's assuming that he'd let you walk away and wouldn't just shoot you in the back. That's an idiotic comment.

@JaChic You took the words right out of my mouth

nonmember avatar In Nashville

Give me a break. Who cares that Beyone took a few minutes out of her worldwide MONEY MAKING tour to sing one song. What exactly does that do for the Martin family? She's a self-absorbed narcissist.

bills... billsfan1104

It just goes to show that not one of these celebrities watched any part of the trial and that try just had knee jerk reactions. These celebrities could care less about the Trayvon. They are going to say and do some things for about five minutes and it will be dropped.

bills... billsfan1104

And all this video proves is that Beyonce has a terrible voice.

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