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The voice of hip-hop, Young Jeezy, passionately speaks on the Trayvon Martin tragedy

Nicky Geezy March 22, 2012 2 Comments

While in Las Vegas, Sway caught up with the voice of hip-hop to get his thoughts on the Civil Rights investigation involving Trayvon Martin’s death. Jeezy passionately opened up saying:

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.

Young Jeezy isn’t the only leader upset about the young teenager’s death. In spite of his mother’s recent death, The Rev. Al Sharpton is still holding a rally tonight (Thursday, March 22nd) in a church in Sanford, the city in the crosshairs of this national controversy. He tweeted this morning saying:

“My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning. She was my all. I hope God will give her now, PEACE.I love you, Mom.”

Minutes later, he tweeted about carrying on his plans to protest in Florida today.

“I am on the flight to Florida and will move forward with our plans to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. My MOM would have wanted me to,” the tweet stated.

Jeezy wrapped up his discussion with Sway saying:

“This is real. I understand there are a lot of things going on in the world and times are hard for everybody right now, but when you start having adults kill children, for any reason, then we’re on our way to be somewhere we don’t wanna be. The minute we accept that – we stand for nothing.”

Listen to Sway’s interview with Jeezy below, and check back to SwaysUniverse.com for more updates on Trayvon Martin’s case.

See the full video on mtvnews.com and rapfix.mtv.com.

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2 Comments

  1. Bobby "Vision One" Maull March 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    TO THE EYE THT WNT’S 2 READ & THE EAR THT WNT’S 2 HEAR, LET HIM SEE THT “WE” THT R “Hue” in color has to seee the atrocities of over & over again by those tht r angola saxson of origins. have demons of decietful & lies seems as a surprise 4 us but has continued in the frabric of time! Has change truly taken place. OBAMA PPL W.ISDOM E.THICS E.TERNALthe P.rinciples. of the P.eople. black people of every state come 2gether & talk with God above to remove this…but instead say 2 God W.e yur children will finally show True Love in the mist of hate this is what will be CHANGE IS WHT WE WILL SEE. BRO & SIS ONE GOD IS ONE LOVE! ONE LIFE! ONE LINEAGE! REMEMBER WHERE WE WHO WE CAME FRM