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Celebs for Trayvon Martin

By//Andrea Watson

As the George Zimmerman trial continues, millions of people are expressing their sympathy for Trayvon Martin.  That includes a recent social media movement to black out avatars on Facebook and Twitter until a verdict in the case is in.

Celebrities too are making their allegiance known.  This week, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil’ Scrappy released a song named after the teen who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer (and current trial defendant) George Zimmerman.  Check out Scrappy’s salute to Martin here.

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In light of the ATLien’s tribute, we decided to put together a list of some other big name supporters who haven’t been shy in calling for justice.

1. Young Jeezy

The “Lose My Mind” rapper saw the incident as a call to action and spoke out to MTV.  “As a community leader and a part of our culture, I feel like we all gotta get together and stop this. I have a son his age, and I feel like that could be any of our children.… I feel the racial line and the tension of it. I get it, but we’re gonna stand strong on the black and the brown side on this one. We’re gonna stand together,” he is quoted saying in an interview with the music station.

2. Plies

The Florida native may not be known for introspective music, but to remember Martin, he dedicated a song, “We Are Trayvon” through Twitter. You can check it out HERE.

3.  Jamie Foxx

The Oscar winner rocked a T-shirt with Martin’s face on it at both the 2013 BET Awards and the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.  He faced racial backlash each time he made the fashion statement, but appears undeterred.

4.Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Kenny Lattimore

A recent JET cover queen, as well as an impressive array of vocalists, recorded the following moving piece in honor of the tragedy.