Jay Z, Beyonce attend Trayvon Martin rally

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com  |  July 21, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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Jay Z and Beyonce, America's preeminent musical power couple, went to a New York City rally honoring the life of Trayvon Martin on Saturday, following the controversial acquittal of his shooter, George Zimmerman, on July 13.

According to US Weekly, the pair "kept a low profile" at the rally, which was attended by more than 1,000 protesters.

They also stopped for a photo with Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.

While speaking at the event, Sharpton said he had spoken Jay Z and Beyonce, parents to 18-month old Blue Ivy.

"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," Sharpton said.

"No concerts in Florida!" rallygoers shouted that the 31-year-old singer, who shared an Instagram photo of her Trayvon Martin wristband.

The 43-year-old rapper also paid tribute to the late teen at his Yankee Stadium concert with Justin Timberlake on Friday, dedicating his song "Forever Young" to Martin.

"This is for Trayvon, so light up your cell phones New York!," Jay Z said.

"One more time for Trayvon New York!" Timberlake added.

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