After David Banner spoke with HipHopDX about the Trayvon Martin case, Big K.R.I.T. has weighed in on the controversial situation that’s elicited responses from Diddy, Frank Ocean and more. During an interview with The Jasmine Brand, the Meridian, Mississippi native expressed his feelings on Martin’s death and the circumstances surrounding it.

“It should never become one of those situations that’s just like ‘oh, that happens all the time.’ That should always be a surprising situation,” he said. “You would like to think that it’s 2012 and people will understand that a hoodie doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a criminal; your skin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a criminal. It’s sad that that kind of situation is still happening right now.”

K.R.I.T. said that he’s glad to see people speaking out against George Zimmerman, who shot Martin to death on February 26th in Sanford, Florida.

“You never want to use violence against violence, but you have to own up to what you do. [Trayvon] wasn’t doing anything to anybody; you can’t just, immediately, think that somebody’s up to no good. I read about a woman who’s gonna do some time for whooping her child, but we don’t even know if [Zimmerman] is gonna do some time for gunning somebody down in the street. I’m glad that people are speaking out about this, this type of stuff happens all the time. In the South, yes it happens, but it happens all over the world. People have to really start praying.”

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