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Jay Z Was An Emotional Wreck After Zimmerman Verdict

Jay Z Was An Emotional Wreck After Zimmerman Verdict

Jay Z tells Elliott Wilson about his reaction to Zimmerman's verdict in Part II of their interview for Jay's YouTube channel, Life + Times.

"I was really angry, I didn't sleep for two days. I was really angry about it. We all knew it was still a bit of racism in America but for it to be so blatant, if you just ask yourself the question, 'Didn't Travyon have a right to stand his ground?' He was being chased, he fought back. He may have won.

That doesn't mean he's a criminal. He won. If you chase me and you try to attack me and I defend myself, how can I be in the wrong? How is that right? This guy went to get some Skittles and go back to watch the All-Star game. He had plans. 'I gonna get this Arizona, these Skittles, and go watch this game.' ...

He had no intentions of robbing anyone's home -- it's a thing where it's like a reminder of, 'We still got a long way to go.' It's beautiful because this generation right now, they don't see color in that way. We're a bit removed from those racist feelings." 

You can watch the full interview clip here:

[Jump to 12 min mark for Zimmerman reaction]

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