Beyonce and Jay-Z Attend Trayvon Martin Rally in NYC
Jay-Z performed with Justin Timberlake Friday and Saturday night at the Barclays Center for their Legends of Summer tour, and both Bey and Jay attended a rally for Trayvon Martin Saturday in NYC.
Al Sharpton spoke at the rally for the slain teen and introduced the hip hop power couple. "Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn't want to speak and they didn't come for a photo op," he explained, adding they came as concerned parents. "Jay-Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyonce is a mother.'"
Beyonce also posted a photo of her and Jay-Z with Trayvon's parents over the weekend and a blog post about his death. "Trayvon Martin's most basic civil right, the right to live, was violated," she wrote, urging readers to sign a petition to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon.
During Jay's show with Justin on Saturday night, he dedicated "Forever Young" to the late 17-year-old. "This is for Trayvon, so light up your cell phones New York!" Jay told the audience.