Following a not guilty verdict in the controversial Trayvon Martin trial on Saturday night (July 13), Young Jeezy released a tribute to the slain teen, and Wyclef Jean takes it a step further with visual accompaniment for the new track “Justice (If You’re 17).”
The video follows a teenage boy walking through the streets, talking on his cellphone, while being closely watched…much like Trayvon’s final minutes before he was fatally shot. George Zimmerman was acquitted of both second degree murder and manslaughter, prompting outraged reactions on social media and several protests across the nation on Sunday (July 15).
“May God be with the family of Trayvon Martin,” Clef wrote after the verdict was handed down.
Racism isn’t just hate. It’s inequity for everybody, defies all humanity. The death of a kid is a global defeat. I pray for Martin’s family
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) July 14, 2013