The Hip Hop community reacts to Zimmerman's acquittal.
Last night, in a Sanford, Florida court room, George Zimmerman was found "not guilty" in the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, having been acquitted of second-degree murder and/or manslaughter. The verdict was announced by a jury of six women after they deliberated for more than 16 hours.
Trayvon's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were not present at the final hearing, but responded on Twitter shortly after the announcement. "Even though I am broken hearted, my faith is unshattered. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY," stated Mr. Martin.
Many big names in the Hip Hop community have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief over the acquittal, among them Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Questlove, Meek Mill, Wale, Rick Ross and Curren$y. Below, read some of these tweets, watch the announcement of the verdict and listen to Young Jeezy's "It's A Cold World", a new tribute to Trayvon.
psssh i got nothin to say. im friggin crying. internalizing all this on some cube/dre "hear's what they think about u" ish.— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) July 14, 2013
Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2013
My condolences continue to go the Martin family.— Mastermind (@rickyrozay) July 14, 2013
Lock a man away for dogfighting (which is wrong) for two years . But u can kill a. Child tho.— Wale Folarin (@Wale) July 14, 2013
Ima dedicate a song on #DC3 to George Zimmerman! He's no different than these killers in the streets.... He took a life of a innocent kid!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 13, 2013
#Disappointed literally in tears right now, over the way a KILLER was found not guilty!!? KeepingTrayvon's family in my prayers! In shock!— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) July 14, 2013
Man I'm praying for all of us who are upset over the Zimmerman verdict. #nojustice— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) July 14, 2013
Bullshit!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 14, 2013
Tampa was amazing but kame bak to my bus and saw da news...ain't shit change, and I may never get to see it do so. I pray 4my kids & yours.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 14, 2013
I would love to know what some of our brave men and women in our military think about this verdict?— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) July 14, 2013
shame, reputation always gets the benefit of the doubt. harsh reality. #Trayvon— Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited) July 14, 2013
Can't even gather words to express my hurt for Trayvon's family. Devastated— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) July 14, 2013
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO TRAYVON'S FAMILY!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!— Diddy (@iamdiddy) July 14, 2013
And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 14, 2013
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— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 14, 2013
May God console the Martins at this time; as well as every other family that's gone through this type of injustice.— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 14, 2013
No man nor jury of 12 is actually the Judge.... R.I.P. Trayvon Martin...— Spitta (@CurrenSy_Spitta) July 14, 2013
[UPDATE: Added Trayvon Martin Commemorative Video]