George Zimmerman, the infamous neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, made headlines recently, when he threatened Jay-Z for his role in the upcoming docu-series: Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
In an interview with The Blast, Zimmerman said he would “beat Jay-Z”, after making claims the the rapper’s executive producer Michael Gasparo and his production team “harassed” his family. He also added that “anyone who f*cks with [his] parents will be fed to an alligator.”
That wasn’t the worst of it either. In a chilling reference to Trayvon shooting, he added: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.”
While Jay-Z hasn’t responded to the comments, Snoop Dogg came to his defense on social media, stating: “If one hair on jays hair is touched that’s when the revolution will b televised.” He also added that “the Bitch ass muthaf*cca get away with murder try it again.”
According to Zimmerman, Gasparo and his production team made announced visits to his uncle and parents’ houses, while refusing to pay them for any participation in the series. In addition, he was allegedly upset because his ex-wife cut a deal with the series’ producers.
In 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot the then-17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. After being arrested., he was later acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges a year later. The Zimmerman defense team controversially argued that he shot Martin in self-defense, which was covered under a notoriously divisive “Floridan Stand Your Ground” law that was passed in 2005.
Since the trial Zimmerman has been involved in numerous controversies, which include selling the gun used in the Trayvonn shooting.