Last 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."