Young Jeezy Asks Community Leaders To Step Up For Trayvon Martin

Young Jeezy joins the ranks of Pete Rock, Jasiri X, Big Boi and other notable Hip Hop faces that are speaking up on the Trayvon Martin killing.

Hip Hop continues to weigh in on the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old teen that was killed while in a gated Florida community. In a recent MTV interview with Sway Calloway, Young Jeezy offered his thoughts on the matter, encouraging sympathy, unity among racial lines and a call to action for fellow community leaders.

“I feel very deeply as a community leader and as a product of my culture,” Jeezy said. “I feel like we all got to get together and stop this, ‘cause I have a son his age and I just feel like that could've been either of our children.”

Martin was shot on February 26. Sanford, Florida police say neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman shot him and claimed to be acting in self-defense. Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles candy and an iced tea, according to police reports. A grand jury will convene April 10 to look into the case, but authorities have declined to arrest Zimmerman. Various marches and protests have been organized in Union Square, Washington, DC and Leimert Park in Los Angeles.

“I’m out here trying to feed the fam, and if I heard that I wouldn’t know how to take it,” Jeezy added. “My son is a good kid. Does he do stuff? Of course, that’s what kids do. But nobody’s child should be shot in cold blood for anything…especially if they didn’t hurt or harm another individual. I feel the racial lines and the tension of it. I get it, but we’re gonna stand strong on the black and the brown side on this one. We’re gonna stand together…”

Check out Sway’s full interview with Jeezy below.

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54 Comments

  • TrapORLie

    Jeezy boy, don't even talk that "community leader," talk when you know you spit that fake gangsta trap or die lifestyle to your community. You've done more harm than good.

  • Anonymous

    The Black Panthers need to chill, cause putting a bounty on Zimmerman is not the way justice should be served here. Dude should have been arrested by now, but I think it's going to happen, especially since now he's in hiding. If your story is it was self defense, why are you hiding?

  • Anonymous

    Do Wade and James care about white kids who get shot and killed all the time? The NBA uses anything and everything as a means of publicity. It's sickening.

  • The Don

    I FEEL HIM ON TRYING TO KEEP THE PEACE BUT AINT THIS THE SAME GUY WHO SENT SOME BLACK GUYS TO ROB GUCCI MANE AND ENDED UP LOSING A FRIEND TO GUN VIOLENCE? I SWEAR THESE RAP NIGGAS GOT IT TWISTED,ONCE REAL SHIT POP OFF THEY WANT TO GET REAL RELIGIOUS. THESE NIGGAS WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ONLY WHEN ITS COOL TO SAY SOMETHING,THIS SHIT HAPPENS EVERYDAY AND YOU NEVER HEAR THESE RAP NIGGAS SAY ANYTHING. REST IN PEACE TREYVON MARTIN AND WHAT HAPPEND TO YOU IS VERY UNFORTUNATE BUT THE DAY AFTER TREYVON MARTINS DEATH,THERE WERE ANOTHER TREY MARTIN IN THIS WORLD WHO GOT MURDERED,YESTERDAY THERE WAS ANOTHER BOY WHO GOT POPPED BUT WE DONT HEAR ABOUT THEM WHY?

  • Hip Hop

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skyy-Vegas/110048439057341 must see..

  • Jay

    LMFAO Yeah okay Jeezy. They should go at you. U a black man who kills black men or promote it. Fall back man.

  • Anonymous

    All yall do is hate this shit is gay he being positive but i dont so any positive comments on the subject

  • YESSIR

    we dickriding hard over here. MY GIRL LEFT ME TO, CAUSE I TOLD HER MY DICK WAS RESERVED FOR LIL WAYNE.

    • yessir

      you wack bro, tryin to hard to be funny.

    • NOSIR

      I'm dickriding hard myself cousin YESSIR I dickride harder than u cousin I'm having girl problems to me and my girl split cause my dick is strictly for JAY-Z but hey don't feel bad for me son I got 99 problems but letting JAY-Z and all of the ROC NATION team suck my dick ain't ONE HIT ME!

  • Anonymous

    since jeezy goons got goons... maybe he should take the offer that the black panthers are offering..... 10k bounty for killerman zimmerman....

  • Anonymous

    this nigga is all talk.... i bet this nigga wont leave his million dollar house and go out there in the streets and sweat n do what he think is right... fuck outta here

  • Anonymous

    same nigga that tried to kill gucci mane and got his friend murked

  • Anonymous

    stupid nigga must not read the paper... ur a rapper... ur an entertainer... u dont command ne thing.... and this nigga late just like rest of america..... shit been happening since i dont know when....smh

    • ETK

      seems you're the dumb nigga who don't read papers, because this is different from situations that "been happening". maybe get a clue as to why the rest of america is reactin'... fool

  • So Icy Boi!

    Young Jeezy aint an MC. he just a C rapper. real hip hop headd aint fuckin wit Jeezy.

  • SniperGuy

    If the police don't do shit then Zimmerman needs to be taken out. This shit is beyond despicable.

  • YESSIR

    TELL THIS NIGGA JEEZY TO STAY IN HIS LANE ALL THE NIGGA RAPS ABOUT IS FUCKING DRUGS AND SHIT HE IS THE LAST NIGGA TO BE TELLING PEOPLE TO STEP UP.

    • NOSIR

      WELL at least JEZZY is being positive for once cousin YESSIR shit it is good to see a black man address something like this and tell folks they need to stand up for Justice treyvon's wrongful death can't be in vain like this I mean come on Troy Davis is wrongfully executed for murder but George Zimmerman is free as a motherfucker that's fucking unfair bullshit that's not Justice come on America we need to step up our Justice System for real cause it seems like there is still some racism going on in it shout out to JEEZY for addressing this matter tell them to step it up my Nigga 103 BABY PEACE!

    • Anonymous

      DUMB COMMENT.JEZZY IS A ENTERTAINMENT ARTIST THAT PEOPLE LISTEN TO,SO HE IS IN THE RIGHT POSITION TO GET THE WORD OUT TO COMMUNITIES SO PEOPLE CAN STEP UP.JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!!!!!

  • AL and AZ had it right.

    I guess we see why Arizona and Alabama don't want bean eating wetbacks in their states.

  • Anonymous

    Listen I stay two apartment complexs over from the shooting scene and boy is this a true American tragedy and heartless story and it makes me sick to my stomach to know that this young man died that way.stop the violence yall we losing are kids all over the country to serious but senseless bullshit .

  • LASTREALNIGGAALIVE

    fuck this nigga 4real. BMF talking about how REAL YOU ARE......IF YOU REAL U WOULDN'T SAY SHIT. U DON'T SEE ROZAY DICK SUCKING LIPS SAY SHIT ABOUT THIS CASE. NIGGA STAY IN YO PLACE BEFORE U GET RUNNED OUT OF TOWN

  • ramses

    what (ummmmmmmm) is saying is that jeezy had paid guys good money 2 kill other black guys that had nothing 2 do with nothing 2 add 2 his rap persona , he is as gulity as george zimmerman ,,in jeezy defense ,, he's not the only black rapper who is gulity of being a total coward

  • ummmmmmmm

    Jeezy, who is responsible for ruining countless families with his participation in the drug game. No thanks, Snowman. I love your music. But let the positive folks be the activists

    • BoldSpice

      No one is forced to do drugs hero. They made a weak minded decision. Just like no one is forced to eat McDonalds and get fat. People know it's bad they just don't give a shit.

    • ETK

      again, if only positive folks are the activists, it's gonna be the same ol shit. Jeezy who isn't a role model by far, standing up for things like this brings further attention to the issue. second, this is a race issue, not a drug or even a family issue. leave Jeezy's drug life away where it should be

  • Anonymous

    I also find it funny how Lebron James and Dwayne Wade are tweeting pictures of themselves wearing hoodies, saying the murder hit home because they have sons. Couldn't anyone with a son have these same emotions?

  • Anonymous

    After reading the facts closer, Obama said if he had a son, he would look like trayvon. That's kinda stupid to associate yourself with the victim of a tragedy. That said, did anyone get a look at the pic of the shooter? Can't imagine what triggered that confrontation. Maybe Tray said something thinking the guy would back off knowing he was much bigger than he was. Unfort for him, he got taken out.

    • Anonymous

      There's phone records of at least part of it. George Zimmerman is a murderer.

    • Anonymous

      Naw that want the point. If you look at the kid's pic, he do kinda look like Obama. What that statement basically did was force the fucktard governor to make state prosecutor put Zimmerman on trial. One of the few times Obama's actually empathized with the black community

  • Anonymous

    I'd be cool with this if he had the same sense of urgency as a "community leader" when the shooter of the 17 year old black kid is an 18 year old black kid.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a headline that said if Obama had a son, he would name him Trayvon. Now it makes sense.

  • Anonymous

    "We Count 100's on the table, 20's on the floor, fresh outta work but we want justice for Trayvon" "Run with Real niggas that'll protest for Trayvon, and they dont drink Pepsi, they only sell coke" Had to post about this twice, Jeezy is the last person anybody involved with this is gonna want to hear from, let the positive black role models step in and make things right

    • Anonymous

      WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT AS A WHOLE COMMUNITY LEADERS,POLITISIONS,BLACK LEADERS,ENTERTAINERS,ATHELETES,DOUGH BOYS,WHOEVER FEEL THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE TOOKEN CARE OF.NUMBERS MADE A DIFFERENCE.WE WILL BE HEARD...

    • J

      Using lyrics against him is unfair. He is an entertainer you shouldn't put too much weight into his lyrics. We dont think of Martin Scorsese as a killer because his movies show that. Im sure Jeezy is far from perfect and can do more to be a role model but gotta salute him for speaking out and trying to do the right thing.

    • ETK

      but nobody will give a shit because that's ALL positive black role models do. stand up for stuff like this. you have a guy like Jeezy who isn't exactly Mr. Right, niggas who feelin' him will pay attention to this shit as well. it's pretty damn simple...

  • Anonymous

    LOL, Young Jeezy took time out of his buys day of promoting drug dealing to his teenage audience to fight for a cause, Fuck outta here dude, having your name attatched to this case is gonna hurt more then help "Hey guys, we better start acting on this, the Dope Boys want Justice!!" Fuck outta here, let Al Sharpton do his thing and sit down

    • ETK

      congrats, for being one man I'm just sayin a lot more niggas than we think are tired of Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson. a guy I know works in a hospital in the US, and he always heard niggas badmouthing those two. Al Sharpton ain't gonna do shit but add fuel to the fire.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong! I'm white and there is no way Al Sharpton annoys black people more than me.

    • ETK

      lmfao you're the only suckanigga focusing on the bad things Jeezy did. for once he wants to make a positive light and you're shitting on his candy-ass anyway. bible ain't taught you nothin' how bout you get the fuck outta here. furthermore, Al Sharpton!? hell these days Al annoys black people MORE than white people. real talk

    • Alf Capone

      u niggas realy arguing about this? yall niggas sad. u see that little kid that got murdered? thats what the sad part is right now this is just a trendy topic to talk about and argue about on message boards and in a few months, maybe weeks, everyone will have forgotten about this. sad

    • Fuck you right back idiot

      ^^^^^^^^ Entertainment my ass. Jeezy brags and boasts about his connection the BMF, thats not entertainment its a real life criminal organization that killed tons of people and sold poison all over the country.... Fuck outta here bitch

    • Fuck you

      Thas entertainment man look at moves adults bring kids to violent movies all day long nigga..stop hating, nigga wants to make a difference be the solution not the problem

  • dentaldamboy

    I think it's always tragic which someone gets killed or dies. But this story doesn't really call of national attention. It's not like the cops in some town were going around shooting guys on the street because they were black. This is pretty much a situation where some racist dickhead committed a crime.

  • Anonymous

    Zimmerman, justice will be served you cold mother fucker

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