News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. July 20, 2013: Rapper Jay-Z and his wife, R&B superstar, Beyonce, on Saturday left no doubt on which side of the George Zimmerman verdict they stood.
Jay Z and Beyonce joined a rally hosted by leader of the National Action Network and MSNBC host Al Sharpton in New York City honoring murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Saturday, July 20th.
The two stood alongside Sharpton, who spoke at the peaceful protest and introduced the couple as “two of the baddest artists of all time.”
“Jay Z and Beyoncé said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op,” Sharpton announced to the crowd of hundreds of thousands. “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.”
The “Grown Woman” singer went with a more demure ensemble for the event, a black sundress and conservative heels. Her rapper hubby donned a suit and white T-shirt for his public appearance.
Beyonce’s sister last week held a rally of her own protesting the “not guilty” verdict of July 13th. Solange Kwowles also carried a homemade sign on July 14th that stated: “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. – Malcolm X.”
Hundreds showed up for the rally across the city including at Police headquarters in downtown Manhattan that also featured Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and family attorney, Ben Krump.
Meanwhile, a rally was also held in Union Square, NYC, which was among a 100 held across cities across the United States to denounce the verdict and put the spotlight on racial profiling in the U.S.