Grammy-winning producer Timbaland is the latest hip-hop artist to speak on the tragic shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin and the mental struggles George Zimmerman will likely experience for the rest of his life.
In Timbaland’s perspective, he would not be surprised if Zimmerman takes his own life over the guilt of taking Martin’s last year.
“Look at me when I say this and don’t take it the wrong way but ask anybody to talk to God about this,” Tim says in a video. “Like, God bring all these natural disasters and you know some people make it through, some people don’t, you never know why that boy was walking and why did that happen. You gotta ask God why did that happen. If God come down to Earth, I think everyone would say, ‘God, you knew that was wrong, why would you let that happen?’ … I just pray for that family, man, cause I don’t know. Even though he did it, he’s screwed. He’s mentally ill. He’ll never be right, ever, in his life. You know how many times he probably wakes up like, ‘I messed up. I really messed up.’ He probably cries. It won’t probably be too long until he takes his own life. You’ll probably read about it. You don’t know what happened, man. Nobody knows what happened but God, the Devil, and them two people. Trayvon and that guy.” (REVOLT TV)
Yesterday (July 14), political activist/rapper Wyclef Jean unveiled an emotional music video for his Trayvon Martin tribute, “Justice.”
Wyclef is up next to pay a respect to Trayvon Martin, following Young Jeezy last night. The Fugees rapper waited until the unfortunate not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial to release the visual treatment to his heartfelt Trayvon Martin tribute ‘Justice’. (HHNM)
Over the weekend, Atlanta’s Young Jeezy spoke out on the publicized case with the unveil of his “It’s A Cold World” tribute.
Young Jeezy reacts to George Zimmerman being found not guilty in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by releasing the song “It’s a Cold World.” In the track Jeezy posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages Saturday, the Atlanta rapper discusses the untimely deaths of his friends over a somber, electronic hip-hop ballad. He raps, “I’m like losing homies everyday, I’m like kill somebody else. If nothing else, I’mma do it for Trayvon. That’s on a stack of bibles at least two or three Korans.” Jeezy said he is not trying to take advantage of Martin’s death. “I am in no way shape, form, or fashion am trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events,” he said in a statement. “These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it.” (Yahoo News)
A few days ago, Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy dropped his “Trayvon Martin” tribute.
As closing arguments were underway in the George Zimmerman trial, Lil Scrappy released a song titled “Trayvon Martin.” Zimmerman is accused of second degree murder trial in the death of the Florida teenager. The case is expected to go to the jury on Friday. In the song, the Love & Hip Hop star sings about getting “legal justice” or “street justice” for the Black civil rights. In a statement to RumorFix, Scrappy explains, “I did this song because it doesn’t seem like anyone is stepping up to stand up against this racism. I have had a lot of time lately to read and think. If no one stands up we all are gonna fall.” Lil Scrappy recently completed a 30 day in-patient drug rehabilitation program and now visits with young people in schools to encourage them to say no to drugs. (RumorFix)
Check out Timbaland’s interview: