Beyonce pays tribute to Trayvon Martin + sings “I Will Always Love You”

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Since the ruling in the Trayvon Martin case where George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second degree murder, celeb tributes have poured in in many forms with Beyonce being the latest star to pay tribute to the late teen during her Mrs. Carter Tour in Nashville.

She hit the stage just 30 minutes after the not guilty verdict was announced with the crowd at the show not even likely to have heard the news yet. She called for quiet in the packed arena, saying, “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon.” She then began singing her rendition of Whitney Houston‘s  “I Will Always Love You” before blending it into her own hit “Halo” which sounded all the more poignant given the recent news.

Solange Knowles also used her voice to help assemble a peaceful protest outside Borough Hall in Brooklyn calling for truth and justice, holding a sign using a quote from Malcolm X to help demonstrate her point saying, “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it, I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.”

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