Trayvon Martin’s Killer George Zimmerman Just Threatened Rapper Jay-Z’s Life

George Zimmerman may have been able to use Florida’s “stand your ground” law to avoid being convicted of murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but Jay-Z is not going to let him forget what he did.

The acclaimed rapper/hip-hop business mogul is working on a six-part documentary about Martin’s life entitled, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, and now Zimmerman is decidedly not happy.

Trayvon Martin’s acquitted shooter claims that a production crew working on the documentary series made ambush visits to the homes of his parents and other relatives in hopes of interviewing them on camera. Zimmerman considers this harassment and said that he wants to “beat Jay-Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” according to an article in

The article says that Martin’s murderer is upset over the money he claims was paid to his ex-wife to gain her participation in the documentary. With no compensation being offered to him or his other family members for interviews, Zimmerman wants nothing to do with the project.

TheBlast article portrays a Zimmerman who seemingly has learned no lessons from his notorious trial after shooting an unarmed 17-year-old high school student and claiming that he was acting in self-defense. The article quotes Zimmerman as threatening Jay-Z with a reference to his earlier shooting.

“I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012…. Anyone who f***s with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”

Ironically, that kind of statement could be considered under Florida law as a felony, and would certainly be admitted as evidence in a “stand your ground” case in the state if Zimmerman were to approach Jay-Z, and the rapper were to shoot and kill him.

Zimmerman may not have to face watching the documentary anytime soon, since it was originally set up as a production with the Weinstein Company which has been in total meltdown since the revelation of charges of rape and sexual molestation against one of the company’s founders, Harvey Weinstein. Until new business arrangements are made, the status of the documentary is unclear.

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Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a writer, producer, and international media executive formerly with MTV/Viacom, G4/Comcast, and Warner Bros., among others. He is a winner of the International Documentary Association Award for "Artists United Against Apartheid: The Making Of Sun City". Growing up in the Bronx, he was a high school classmate of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He attended Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, and NY Institute of Technology.

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