In what may be the most reckless bit of leftist posturing yet, billionaire multimedia mogul Jay-Z has none too subtly asked his followers to kill George Zimmerman, the man acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin five years ago.
Jay-Z apparently added a line to a new release by the hip-hop artist Drake: “I got your president tweeting / I won’t even met with him / Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live / Streets is done.”
“X” refers to rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in South Florida last week. “Drake” was trending on Twitter Friday morning, as was “Scorpion,” as was “Zimmerman.”
The Jay-Z faithful got the message. One fellow posting on Twitter showed a GIF of a man sweating with the caption, “George Zimmerman tomorrow when he wakes up and half of Florida trynna kill him.” TWA 800: The Crash, th... Best Price: $3.46 Buy New $14.69 (as of 11:10 EDT - Details)
Some more sample responses:
“JayZ wants one of y’all to kill Zimmerman so he can do a documentary on you and release it exclusively on tidal. He ain’t low.”
“Y’all come hunt him down and kill Zimmerman then.”
“Jay Z definitely just put a hit out on George Zimmerman.”
“[Jay-Z] practically encouraging the streets to take out Zimmerman… yikes.”
These tweets run on and on into the thousands. The tweeters did not misinterpret Jay-Z’s message.