News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 19, 2013: Caribbean American singers are among those who took to Twitter and Instagram this week to weigh in on the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Jamaican American singer Sean Kingston took joined the ranks of Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna who expressed shock and outrage at the verdict reached on Saturday night, July 13th in the trial of the Florida man accused of shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen to death last year.
“The justice system is the DEVIL ITS SELF…#TrayvonMartingonebutwilllivewithusforever,” tweeted Kingston.
Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj also weighed in.
“We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica,” said Minaj, who also questioned how Zimmerman could go free but singer Lauryn Hill could go to jail for tax evasion.
Bajan-born, Grammy-award winning singer and actress Rihanna took to Instagram to voice her opinion.
She compared Martin to her younger brother, Rajad Fenty, who is also 17-years-old with a caption that read: “A child was gunned down for no reason! And nothing about that sounds like murder? My baby brother is 17, this rocked my whole sh–! #thesystemisandhasalwaysbeenphucked.”
But the most over the top comment came from Jamaican American rapper Busta Rhymes who tweeted: “#ZIMMERMAN #NOTGUILTY!! GOD GOT A GREATER PUNISHMENT 4 THIS FUCK BOY THAN THE COURT SYSTEM!! #Staytuned… WE WILL LIVE 2 SEE HIM PAY!!”