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By: Madam Prezident
Beyonce Knowles took a stand for Trayvon Martin during her live performance. Beyonce Knowles was working when the verdict for Zimmerman was released to the media. After Beyonce was informed about the verdict, she took her time & asked her paying fans ‘to have a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin. I truly thank Beyonce for this stance and courage. Beyonce did not have to use her platform to acknowledge Trayvon Martin, but she did and I’m grateful for it.
When the moment of silence began, the lights dimmed and left the massive crowd in an overwhelming darkness only to be brought back to life by a powerful rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” dedicated to the deceased teenager. Baddie Bey belted out the chorus of the song while the diverse crowd cheered her on at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
She then smoothly transitioned into “Halo,” which she also dedicated to Martin. Meanwhile, Rihanna used Instagram to express her frustration with the verdict and anger with the system. Rihanna also took part in the Instagram blackout and changed her profile picture to a black box. On Sunday morning, she explained why it was especially heartbreaking for her to know that Zimmerman will walk free.