Jay-Z & Beyonce Attend Trayvon Martin Rally In New York

Jay-Z and Beyonce join Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton in protesting Stand Your Ground laws.

As thousands gathered in more than 100 cities across the United States on Saturday (July 20) to protest Stand Your Ground laws in support of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old black boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012, one of Hip Hop's most famous couples joined in.

Jay-Z and Beyonce attended a rally in Manhattan, New York, alongside Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

"Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn't want to speak and they didn't come for a photo op," said Sharpton, relayed People.com. "Jay-Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyoncé is a mother.' We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn't protect anybody ... We do not come from hate, we come from love of children."

Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter after a nationally-televised trial.

Upon the Zimmerman verdict being announced, emcees such as Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Young Jeezy, and SpaceGhostPurrp, among many others, quickly reacted to the news.

Jay-Z previously spoke on the matter as well, during his BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe.

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85 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Kingo - Trayvon profiled Zimmerman as well. Why is that ok?

  • Anonymous

    ja rule dont need that fake publicity, #FUCKFAMe

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    jay-z is so fukin ugly beyonce needs her eyes checked

  • Fuck Outta Here

    Why not start rallys in Chicago wear black kids are killed every day? Trayvon Martin story is terribly sad, and my heart goes out to his family, but the only reason anyone knows about the case is because the media played the race card (on both sides) because they knew it would get ratings (aka revenue). Any rapper that supports the Trayvon Martin rally, but still raps about shooting / killing others is a hypocrite.

    • Fuck Outta Here

      When you ask "what about Charles Ramsey, where is he at now?" you should probably do some research first. As of a month ago, Charles Ramsey got a professional speaking deal, that will pay him around 10k per appearance. I'd say that's pretty good. Google 'Charles Ramsey professional speaker' "the media always reports negative news before they would report positive news" - this is true no matter what color a person is. Everything the news reports is for ratings / revenue. Positive stories don't sell. Watch The Newsroom sometime on HBO to get an idea inside how the major news networks act, and why they report on what they do.

    • KingO

      Good for Temar and thanks for letting me know about him. The Trayvon movement started b/c zimmerman was never arrested.....You mention Temar and it seems the media always reports negative news before they would report positive news such as this one...however, I will give you the latest example that even when 'black males' do good, it goes unnoticed but let us get profiled, scanned, searched, and discriminated against, that stuff is front news, creating a distorted image of us, and then there's people reacting to that in a paranoid state of mind. Racial profiling is a cancer and its funny how the its always from the same people, with olde fears.....get over it and live. You bring up Temar and he looks like a sweet boy that certain Americans are okay with and 'accept' ..... but what about charles ramsey, the gentleman who save those kidnapped girls. Where's he at now?? exactly....even as heroes, we still get profiled and then forgotten about because 'we' dont fit the standard hero's profile. Certain Americans are not scared of Temar's look but Charles Ramsey??!!!?????? forget about it....if trayvon looked like ramsey....trust....zimmerman would have never chased him down.

    • Fuck Outta Here

      ha.... I'm afraid you missed the point entirely. "Any rapper that supports the Trayvon Martin rally, but still raps about shooting / killing others is a hypocrite." Plies has Trayvon tribute songs and has all this shit to say about black males being profiled, but sings songs that promote violence like Mean Muggin('bitch I got the strap on the corner'). That doesn't sound hypocritical to you???? And the fact of the matter is, this entire case was made a topic on the national level because the media, on both side, played everyone into a racial divide and knew they would make ratings off of it. Why is it nobody knows about Temar Boggs, a black teen who stopped a pedophile from kidnapping a white girl? Because there is no racial tension to talk about. No controversy, no 'story', no ratings, therefore no money.

    • KingO

      You miss the point entirely. This movement is about PROFILING. When is America going to stop profiling young black males as criminals? They are not all criminals and the people doing the profiling need to get over their prejudices and fears toward people who look 'different' from them. Not all young black males are criminals and don't need to followed, monitored, or grilled because some people think that all blacks are wicked evil doers. SICk & TIRED!!!! of being blamed for things we don't do and then end up being killed, put in jail, when most of us are INNOCENT!!! Thats the difference. The crime in Chicago is atrocious but white on white crime, hispanic on hispanic crime, and so on, and so on, with every other ethnicity in the world this is happening. Stop trying to discredit, when people are coming together for a common cause against prejudiced people who can't control their fears. Don't believe me?? Read US history from both sides, if not all sides. I hate clowns like you trying to use the violence in Chicago to push your negative attitudes against these rallies for Trayvon and every other black male, profiled, monitored, followd, falsely accused, falsely imprisoned, discriminated against.....etc, etc, etc.....when does it end?

  • promotional stunt

    This nigga does everything to sell his album. Shame on you!

    • Anonymous

      What a fucking loser, he already sold 1 million albums to Samsung and sold another 500k after the release to the people.

    • Horwill

      You Fucking STUPID!! Get Off Jay-Z's Dick!! Do Something Of Your Life!! Dumb Ass

  • dentaldamboy

    why is it so hard to fathom Lil Wayne signing 2pac to Young Money records. He already has the biggest and best names in the industry under him running the game. And what does Wayne kissing other men have to do with his music? Pac was a damn background dancer before he made it big...with a parted flat top Ever seen the video of him when he was like 18? Completely different. Wasn't a "thug" or "gangster", and goin on and on about how he respects women, then all of a sudden he "don't love dem hoes". He used super proper and formal speech and had a quire boy vibe to him(he used proper speech in interviews when he was older but not to that degree) So how is he different from Wayne? Wayne has a much better flow as well...just sayin

    • Anonymous

      When Pac was running the industry Lil wayne was trying to be like him standing in front of the mirror shooting himself

    • Are you dumb?

      Dontcha need to rap in order to have a flow? just sayin Hop off Wayne's dick, I don't see him shootin like he says he does

  • Anonymous

    So your so superior, that 49% of your American households get assistance from the government, while you whine you hate the government, and want less government, which would mean many of you won't eat or have that subsidized living space because you won't get that monthly government check, but the other 51% of you are so well off in life that only fractions of 1% of you are wealthy. There is no middle class. They pillaged your insurance, 401k's, homes, and were going for your bank accounts before Barry stepped in. Your people did that while you hate niggas in places in the world you've never been. lol lol you dudes are really dumb.

  • OH YEAAAAAAAAH

    I WOULD RAPE BEYONCE SO FUCKING HARD, THEN SUFFOCATE HER WITH A PLASTIC BAG. :)

  • Dentaldamboy

    Weezy's going to be remembered as the next 2pac. How can you not award him that right??? Look how much he has done for hip hop. Hip Hop album says have been on slow decline, yet Wayne has been the small breath of air keeping it alive and bringing in money by bringing in ATTENTION. Attention is what keeps music or anything else alive. He branches out and does other things than music. He features on other artists of different genres albums. Pac would be proud of Wayne if he were still alive and I even believe he would agree to sign to Young Money records and help Wayne build even bigger empire. If Wayne were to die, he WOULD become the same vessel of icon as Pac was and still is to this day. Look how many people bite Waynes style same as they did pac(Nas, Ja Rule). Yall know its true but are just to afraid to admit it.

    • Dentaldamboy

      SIKE! Wayne will be remembered as the only chimpanzee who fooled people into thinking he could rap. But I like his tattooed rod deep in my ass so it's all good.

  • dentaldamboy

    I am officially retiring from internet trolling and going back to being Birdman's full-time sperm dumpster. DENTALDAMBOY IS DONE. Now as soon as I get my lips off So Icy Boi's tiny cock, he will be retiring as well. Yall can rejoice now!

    • Anonymous

      u must be 16 years old fuck nigga

    • YESSIR

      Yall clowns still hating on Weezy? If he sucks so much then how come you all over his article then? Go listen to lame ass Inspekta Deck or whomever. Fucking Tech 9 lame ass(trying to be the next twista). At least Wayne is original. Wayne is going to be remembered as the next Pac. Only rappers that should be mentioned with Wayne are Eminem Drake Cory Gunz 50(if he gets back on his Get Rich or Die Trying stuff) and Kanye

  • m

    Jay z is the same guy who "hates poltics" but loves Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z just promoting his album! This a satanic evil nigga right here!!! Hey Jay, last week 4 kids in in Brooklyn were murdered.. u gonna do anything? NOPE!

  • ju

    man fuck this what about all them people killed in Chicago last night including a 5 year old girl them bodies in ohio and possibly more?? man this case irrelevant yea its sad but people die everyday and injustice happens somewhere everyday

  • Anonymous

    "I'm talking about fiends" Where do you live where you see fiends?

    • Anonymous

      but to let you know, suburbia USA. one of those neighborhoods where you swear it's safe and don't want niggas there but you already have them problems, you just won't admit it when you see the signs everyday.

    • Anonymous

      Your question reveals more about you than the answer you want from me.

  • Anonymous

    "definitely not the case for all pan handlers" True. Some come up to the ATM machine and demand twenty bucks.

  • dentaldamboy

    Jay Z wil do anything for some money. I bet he was there selling t-shirts. I know that he's hard up for cash, but this is a complete disgrace. He doesn't even care about the Martin family. Birdman, on the other hand, is all about action and not about the show. he purchased a new Bentley for Trayon's mom and a Porsche for his dad. It wasn't reported in the media, but I know because I'm an accountant for YMCMB.

  • Anonymous

    so much hypocrisy, GTFH. if Zimmermann was black nobody would gave a fuck.

  • Anonymous

    "I just came from the mall and whites begging on the freeway ramps, corners, stores, for cigarettes, food, money" You do realize alot of those people are actually well to do con artists. It's easier for alot of them to get money by stoplights and corners because they some look normal, just down and out. Others who hang outside bars have a harder time and are labeled mainly because they look crazy, and are just interested in getting liqour money, or pissing on other people's property.

    • Anonymous

      I'm talking about fiends, freshly picked sores on their face and no teeth, drunkards, homeless trying to get that extra dollar and bumming cigarettes before the connect pulls up in the parking lot. stop trying to make it lesser than what the reality is, the bigot said whites are living comfortably and many of them are not. A lot of you are worse off than the niggas you hate.

    • Anonymous

      this is true for some of them but definitely not the case for all pan handlers. i know of one bitch from the toronto area who would drive her escalade from her fancy house in the burbs every day to the subway station and beg for money to help her disabled daughter she doesnt really have

  • Kramer

    Idiots. And Brother Ali is annoying as hell, Im sick of his liberal shit

  • Anonymous

    gay z and bey z fuck em

  • Anonymous

    "im sure the almost billionaire couple is gonna really be torn up about losing the respect of some anonymous poster on HHDX" Rich people tend to not like criticize, so in reality, they're extremely pissed on being called out by someone who believes that when a person is found not guilty America has to accept that the system does work on occassion.

  • Mark Anon

    This man, Zimmerman, killed someone and did not receive punishment. This man took another's life, received no punishment, and even said something along the lines of this whole ordeal being God's work; and that he would change anything. Now I'm hearing people say Zimmerman's Fate is in God's hands. Not only from Webbie but, well, everywhere. Even Travon's parents. So what now? If the people kill him, will someone be punished? Is it not justified being God's work as well? What if he lives a completely healthy, safe, and rather stable life till he dies of old age? Is this not God's work as well? God can only take life. Was it not written? (Whether you have read it/or even believe in it - it was written) "Thou Shalt Not Kill" And in our Nation we say, "In God We Trust" This man takes a soul from our planet, brings our creator into the equation, and walks free. And we let it be. We live on. All while people who so happen to have a plant on their person when stopped by the police, is unfortunately punished. (Whether it be severe, or minor. Punishment was given) All while other equally important factors that pose a fatal threat to us experiencing existence; is being ignored. Whether it be the food, water, or even air we breathe. Wait, my bad, I'm pretty sure we simply forget what's happening as we are being. We see some things on T.V. - Then focus on something else, it's not our fault. Is it.

  • DefBoy3

    ". . .the 17-year-old black boy. . ." Come on, U serious? Just say kid , golly we know who he was. (smh)

  • Anonymous

    I just lost all respect for Jay Z and Beyonce.

  • Drake runs rap

    man fuck jay z everything he does is secretly to enlarge his image and make himself look like a good guy so he can use and manipulate people to make more money.

  • Stupid Niggers

    you spear chuckers are still pissed about a court verdict while white ppl are still living comfortabely

    • Stupid Niggers

      I see I pissed off a bunch of smelly zoo creatures, why am I here? bc I can do whatever I fucking what and anytime i'm in my local city I see blacks that look like the product of sibling fucking so dont act like we do it. you're mad about me using stats? exactly my point I win every single case and @Anon blacks make up 38% of all food stamp recipents in America, thats 1/4 of your pathetic race. Who feels inferior now?

    • Anonymous

      Fruit as in you are sweet- a fag-dumb ass white boy

    • Har-magedon, G.O.D

      Mama jokes? fucker this proves my point, your bitterness comes from the fact that you can listen to black music, yes, it is black music, you can try to emulate our some of us choose to wear clothes, even the slang but you could never be, Fuck your stats , your girlfriend if you have one, a real one not the family pet wishes that a black dick would go up in her. Fruity ass cave boy. Make a cohesive sentence , do not Google shit and cut and paste. I dare you.

    • Anonymous

      because... and not descendants of slaves....dumb fuck. Fucking come up on here thinking because y'all got them tatooed fags like Wayne and color and gender confused clowns like Kanyes represent black folks-fucking cockroach smelling hillbilly; why are you on this site? go listen to Metallica or some shit.

    • Anonymous

      You are the dumb ass and that shit you wrote prove it and fuck your stats becayuse they do not have any bearing on me or my family-dumb fuck-most of my folks have earned their college degree and the few that have been to jail have 'righten; themselves dumb fuck. My fam know we are descendants of slaves but of warriors, fuck you cave boy go try that pseudo-psychological bullshit on some knee-grows who think black history is one month only or that Jesus is a white motherfucker-again fuck you. You are the same kind as Eminem think sucking black dick and swallowing a blackman's semen will make you black-fucking diseased cave boy-go learn how to fucking speak English and put a fucking grammatical sentence together. You've been broiled, cooked, grilled etc..espece d'idiot.

    • Anonymous

      "49% were white (non-Hispanic); 26% were black or African American; and 20% were Hispanic (of any race)." ^ are you that stupid? out of the number on welfare 49% is you and the rest is split up idiot. You upset about 26% when you get 49%??? That's why we LAUGH at you clowns. Willing to bet you don't even know why you hate blacks, out there in your hood trying to be with the cool crowd looking like american x while your own are fucking you in the ass. Did you forget that it was a nigga who saved him in jail? lol

    • Stupid Niggers

      "49% of us white households receive food stamps" You fucking moron theres only 49M Americans on Food Stamps so how could there be that many households on foodstamps? Is that what they taught you in your shitty inner city school district?

    • Anonymous

      49% of us white households receive food stamps 47% receive money and food stamps welfare is tax breaks, farming subsidiaries too almost 150m whites in america almost 43m blacks in america all recent census data do some real math bigot tell your grandwizard to update the bigotry but we know they can't because the flaws in your hatred will show, like how it's your own who's been bleeding the government for decades upon decades, this is why we laugh at punks like you

    • Stupid Nigger

      Right blacks make up 12% of the population yet there 50% of all welfare recipents, think about those numbers for a minute niggy tardust, and blacks make up 75% of the violent crimes in America, fruit? and thats so sweet you know a mama joke, fucking dumbass

    • Anonymous

      To the second reply by the way, fucking craker...nah my daddy was busy fucking your mother while your uncle was busy impregnating your daddy. Fruit.

    • Anonymous

      lol whites are living comfortably? more white women on welfare than any other US race. Meth heads out there on Sunday looking for a fix. I just came from the mall and whites begging on the freeway ramps, corners, stores, for cigarettes, food, money. If all of you are living so comfortable then why is there only 1% that are all rich and no middle class? And if you hate Blacks so much why are you here? You don't know George Zimmerman punk. So sit your little goober ass down and pop some zits.

    • Stupid Niggers

      Aww what's wrong, did your daddy leave your crackhead mother and you haven't seen him since? you suck at dishing insults and Zimmerman is a good man.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah and you can't fucking write a well-structured sentence to save your inbred family dog-dick-sucking fruity ass.

  • Anonymous

    No surprise. Jay and Bey know what's up, despite the cats who are too lame to stand up for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    so its ok for black people to kill black people but not other races killing black people

  • Anonymous

    The media made this a race thing from day one instead of shining the light on the illegality of Zimmerman's doing, right now it is about putting the proper structures i.e. real laws to make sure this does not happen again.

    • Anonymous

      Might be true, but folks got to realize we as a people need to step up and not get caught in whatever white America is infatuated with for the moment.

    • DefBoy3

      I figured they did that in spite of what happened to the OJ Simpson trial years ago to get even. Sick people man (smh)

  • THA TRUTH

    WHAT ARE you talking about?..Jay taking a stand and supporting the cause actually hurt his fan base and some of his sponsors...whites folks pissed fool...I commend him for not thinking about his career or $ and standing up for a righteous cause.,..

  • Anony

    Why didn't they mention that Ja Rule was there too? More Important than Gay Z

  • John Cena

    The media is exploiting this case to stir up racial tensions. You're all doing an excellent job of getting sucked into it.

  • Old Ass Jay

    Damn Jay such a publicity hog. This old ass nigga puttin his mug everywhere just to get publicity. He turnin a tragedy to a promotional stunt for his lame ass album

    • Art Brooks

      A billionaire couple don't need to do no publicity stunts...they do whatever the fuck they feel like doing. And that "old nigga" is married to the hottest milf in the game.

    • Anonymous

      im not a jay fan at all really but its true. he doesnt need any publicity hes the biggest rapper in the world

    • jay z fans are just as bad ymcmb fns

      look at the responses by these jay z fans shows how ignorant and manipulated they are.

    • Anonymous

      in case you didnt know jay and beyonce dont need any more publicity, he just released the biggest selling album of the year

    • Anonymous

      How old are you again, fucking fruit, your punk ass probably 30 and still living with moms, no job, no girl oh wait forgot the family goat.

    • Anonymous

      Nickels & Dimes.

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