In the wake of the announcement of the verdict in the Georgia Zimmerman trial, numerous individuals in the Hip Hop community have voiced their opinion on both Zimmerman and the not guilty verdict. Among those individuals was noted, Virginia beatsmith Timbaland who recently shared his thoughts with Revolt TV.
Timbaland stated that despite not being charged in the shooting and murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman might be led to suicide due to his circumstances.
“[Zimmerman] is screwed. Mentally he is not going to be right ever in his life,” said the producer. “You know how many times he probably wakes up like, ‘I messed up. Oh, I really messed up.’ And probably cry. It won’t be probably too long before we hear he took his life. You will probably read about it.”
Due to his struggle with weight years ago, Timbaland faced his own bout of depression and even confessed to being “suicidal depressed” while appearing on E!’s “True Hollywood Story” in 2011.
Prior to speaking on Zimmerman, Timbaland questioned the presence of God the evening Martin was gunned down in Sanford, Florida.
“Has anybody talked to God about this,” Timbaland asked. “God bring all these natural disasters and you know some people make it through, some don’t. You never know why that boy was walking and why did that happen. You gotta ask God why did he let that happen…It’s kinda deep for me. I think on a religious way…To me, it always say God will deal with you. That’s how I look at it as.”
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, was found not guilty in the Martin killing on July 13.
Video of Timbaland’s interview can be found below (via XXL Magazine).