Our favorite power couple, Jay Z and Beyonce came out today to show their love and support for Trayvon Martin. Rev. Al Sharpton and leaders of the community organized a peaceful rally in the city of New York to support Trayvon, and also protest against the “Stand Your Ground” law, which was the precedent for Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict.
According to reports, Al Sharpton told the crowd that Jay and Bey were not there to speak or for a photo opp. They were solely there to show their support:
Jay Z and Beyonce said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op. Beyonce put a beautiful message up on Instagram. Let me tell you, that before a lot of you were down, Jay Z always supported us.
Jay Z told me, ‘I’m a father. Beyonce 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.
Trayvon Martin had the civil right to go home that day.