Celebrity supercouple Beyonce and Jay Z attended a Trayvon Martin rally this weekend in New York City and protested against Stand Your Ground laws, the Huffington Post reported. There, they posed for a picture with Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The couple chose not to speak publicly, but Sharpton divulged their sentiments. Calling them “two of the baddest artists of all time,” Sharpton said that Jay Z and Beyonce, “didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op.”
“Jay Z told me, ‘I’m a father. Beyonce is a mother.’ We all feel the pain and apprehension–the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn’t protect anybody. We do not come from hate, we come from love of children,” Sharpton said.
Beyonce is also among the 600,000-plus people to sign a MoveOn.org petition requesting that the Justice Department open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman. “We are still struggling with the issue of inequality and the lack of value for a black man’s life,” the singer’s website states. “Trayvon Martin’s most basic civil right, the right to live, was violated.”