The music superstar reveals he didn't sleep for several days after Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death.
Jay-Z rails against Zimmerman in an interview with hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson. "This guy's not a professional," Jay-Z said Zimmerman. "You're not a professional to profile someone. A professional law enforcement officer is taught not to profile. This guy's a novice. This guy's a [expletive] mall cop."
Jay-Z also lambasted Florida's stand your ground laws, but said of Trayvon: "His memory will live on... hopefully this is the moment that changed that [stand your ground] law, that changed the way we interact with each other."
But there is no word that Jay-Z will be canceling tour dates in Florida.
After the verdict in Trayvon's death, music legend Stevie Wonder said he would no longer play Florida.
"I'm a human being, but for the gift that God has given me, and for whatever I mean, I decided today that until the stand your ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder said. "Wherever I find that law exists I will not perform in that state."
But is anyone joining that boycott? Representatives for Madonna, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and the Rolling Stones have denied those acts are supporting a Florida boycott.
And Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker, has ripped Wonder and called the boycott "brain-dead" in an interview with a Massachusetts radio station.
A sample of Nugent's comments: "So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder. Are you kidding me? What is this, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'?"
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has railed against the Sunshine State after the Zimmerman verdict. "No doubt ... the inclination (is) to boycott Florida, to stop conventions, to isolate Florida as a kind of apartheid state given this whole 'stand your ground' laws," Jackson told CNN.
But Florida's U.S. senators have criticized the boycott talk. "Don't try to punish a state by saying we're not going to send tourists to your state, just because a jury's verdict came out like you might not like it," said Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, said: "I would hope this would be a time when our country would come together and try to unite people, and not divide people by saying things that are patently false and offensive."
Nelson told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that he believes Florida's stand your ground law should be limited. "I think where there are the extreme cases -- for example, a guy gets into a fight, he leaves, goes to his car, gets a gun and comes back and kills the person he was fighting -- to use stand your ground in that circumstance is ridiculous," Nelson said. "And yet, in 200 cases in my state of Florida, they go all over the waterfront as to how they've been adjudicated, and so I think the law needs to be considerably tightened. And since it's in about two dozen states, you're not going to wipe out the laws. Maybe down the road we do need to change these and completely eliminate them. But in the meantime, they need to be severely constricted."
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