Jay Z and Beyoncé: The Latest Artists to Speak Out for Trayvon

Entertainers speak out for Trayvon Martin.

By Jamilah King Jul 22, 2013

Days after she made a fan catch the Holy Ghost at one of her concerts, Beyoncé joined husband Jay Z in New York City to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman’s murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. The two attended a rally with Martin’s family, led by Al Sharpton.

"Jay Z and Beyoncé said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op," Sharpton told the crowd of thousands on behalf of the celebrity couple. "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," Sharpton continued.

The stars are just the latest big-name entertainers to come out in support of Martin’s family. OkayPlayer had a roundup of reactions to the verdict: