The A-list couple attended marches in New York City to rally against the aquittal of the teenager's killer, George Zimmerman
Beyoncé and Jay-Z joined New York City protests on Saturday to lend their support the family of Trayvon Martin, who was tragically shot dead in his hometown Florida last year.
Music’s self-proclaimed Bonnie and Clyde rallied against the acquittal of the neighbourhood watch veteran, George Zimmerman who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon, which was announced in court on 13 July.
Beyoncé and her husband, both dressed in smart black outfits, made a silent appearance on the day asking for no pictures or comments, simply wishing to join prayers and take part in marches.
Jay-Z was reported to have told MSNBC activist Al Sharpton: ‘I’m a father. Beyoncé is a mother’, hinting that they were motivated to attend the peaceful protests to protect the future of their daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé asked others to sign a petition on her personal website saying: ‘We have the power to change the world we live in’.
Music’s power couple also used their respective sell-out concerts to pay respects to the teenager as Jay-Z performed a rendition of ‘Forever Young’ and Beyoncé sang ‘Halo’.
The pair are sure to make an impact by asserting their giant influence in this way.
Jay-Z announced this week that he is dropping the hyphen in his name – wishing the ‘Jay’ and ‘Z’ to stand as separate entities – while Beyonce made a fan faint by simply touching her hand this weekend.
That’s power right there, people.