News that George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin has sent ripples throughout the country. Whether you consider yourself political or not, you’ve probably found yourself pulled into a new conversation about this trial, and now that a verdict has been reached, the reactions are filling the evening news. Some have protested, others have responded with violence, and in Tennessee, Beyonce held a moment of silence while surrounded by thousands of fans.
Performing in Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (July 13) Beyonce opened her show with a brief tribute to the fallen teen. “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” she said, beginning her concert just 30 minutes after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the fatal 2012 shooting. After a few beats in a quiet arena, Mrs. Carter segued into the chorus of Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You” before diving into her originally planned performance. You can view a video of the tribute below. Continue reading ‘Beyonce Holds Moment Of Silence For Trayvon Martin In Tennessee’