George Zimmerman Threatens JAY-Z Over Role in Upcoming Trayvon Martin Doc, Snoop Dogg Responds
Following the success of Time: The Kalief Browder Story, it was announced earlier this year that JAY-Z would be teaming with The Weinstein Company to executive produce a six-part docuseries commemorating the life of Trayvon Martin. The doc thoroughly examines the teen's confrontation with George Zimmerman, which ultimately lead to Martin's tragic and controversial death. The series is based on the book Suspicious Nation, which was written by attorney Lisa Bloom.
Zimmerman spoke with The Blast approximately two weeks ago, claiming that the production team was harassing his family by making surprise visits to his uncle and parents' house in an effort to obtain secret footage in Florida. Zimmerman is also upset over the fact that his ex-wife cut a deal to be involved with the production of the series. The former neighborhood watch coordinator also said that producers have refused to pay his family members for their involvement.
The 34-year-old directed his anger toward Hov and fellow documentary executive producer Michael Gasparro, threatening, "anyone who fucks with my parents will be fed to an alligator." Concluding his conversation with The Beat, Zimmerman boldly referenced his 2012 encounter with Martin: "I know how to handle people who fuck with me, I have since February 2012."
Snoop Dogg came to the defense of the Brooklyn native on Instagram captioning, "If one hair on jays hair is touched that’s when the revolution will b televised We one---- and to thank the system let the Bitch ass muthafucca get away with murder try it again, he said. "---- Trayvon Martin Gone but not forgotten."
JAY-Z and Gasparro haven't publicly responded to Zimmerman's comments.