Jamie Foxx Sings to Trayvon Martin’s Parents at Anniversary Vigil
Hoodies were worn as a sign of remembrance last night (Feb. 26), which marked the one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. To honor his life, people gathered in New York City’s Union Square for a vigil. During the event, actor-singer Jamie Foxx expressed some heartfelt words to Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and turned to song to have his sentiment felt.
“We all want to let you know that we love you and we’re not going to leave you,” Foxx said before he broke into song on a megaphone at the vigil, where there were protests of national gun laws and racial profiling.
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,” he sang.
On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, was walking through his neighborhood of Stanford, Fla., when he was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The teen was unarmed at the time of his death and wore a hoodie, which became a symbolic sign of his murder. Zimmerman claimed self-defense and was not immediately prosecuted. The case is currently scheduled for a June 10 trial.
Jamie Foxx has been quiet on the music front lately due to his successful acting career. His last album, ‘Best Night of My Life,’ was released in 2010, featuring the Drake-assisted track ‘Fall for Your Type.’ The 2012 film ‘Django Unchained,’ directed by Quentin Tarantino, is one of his most popular roles to date. The story follows Foxx as he plays Django, a freed slave who travels across the U.S. with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a plantation owner.
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