JAY-Z teamed up with Paramount Pictures for the Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. It is a six-part docuseries that will give an account of the tragic death of the 17-year-old and the surrounding story of race, politics and the American justice system.
Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012. Zimmerman would be acquitted of all charges later that year. The highly publicized event would help to galvanize a conversation about race relations in America. Last year, a film crew for the Jay-produced documentary tried to speak to Zimmerman and his family. As a result, Zimmerman threatened JAY-Z with violence.
“I know how to handle people who f**k with me. I have since February 2012,” he said. “Anyone who f**ks with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
The rapper did not respond to the comments made by the Floridian at the time. Instead, Hov waited for the opportune time to address the threats. On DJ Khaled’s “Top Off” single from his upcoming album Father of Ashad, the multimillionaire raps:
“Meanwhile Georgie Porgie sinnin’ and sendin’ me threats
Save your breath, you couldn’t beat a flight of steps
Try that s**t with a grown man,
I’ll kill that f**kboy with my own hand.”
Beyoncé who is also featured on the track took the time to address a matter of her own allegedly. The wife of JAY-Z subliminally called out comedian Tiffany Haddish for sharing a private story about one of their celebrity encounters.
Listen to “Top Off” in its entirety below.
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