Game on Trayvon Martin: “Just Another Reminder That Stupidity Still Exists.”

Game is the latest member of the hip-hop community to speak out regarding the slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

During a recent interview with MTV News, the Compton native expressed the homicide is related to a deeply rooted racial issue within our culture, symbolizing the still-existing social inequalities scrutinized by fellow emcees in rap music.

“I think that from the beginning of mankind, we as a people have always been targeted,” Game said. “For some, reason people don’t think that they need any excuse to kill us, beat us, hit us, run us over, disrespect us or anything like that.”

“I’m far from racist,” an evidently emotional Game added. “I’m very educated and intellectual and I understand how life works and how people of all colors exist under the sun, but it just seems like more than not black people are, I don’t know, there’s always some negative occurrence that goes on in our existence. This is just another reminder that stupidity still exists.”

Martin was wearing a hoodie and carrying only his cell phone, a bag of skittles and iced-tea when he was fatally shot. He was walking back to the house of a family-friend, who lived within a gated community in Florida, hoping to catch the second half of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. His killer, George Zimmerman, deemed Trayon as “suspicious,” and repeatedly ignoring the instructions given by a 911 dispatcher by following pursued the teen, eventually shooting him to death.

It’s been a month since Martin was tragically murdered, and despite the efforts of countless Americans rallying for justice, Zimmerman still remains a free man. The culprit, a volunteer and self-appointed neighborhood watchman, has not been arrested or charged, and claims to have reacted in “self-defense.”

Many celebrities are included amongst the millions demanding justice to be served for Trayvon Martin. Iconic figures in the hip-hop community, most notably P. Diddy, Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross, have helped spread the word on Twitter by twit-pic-ing images of themselves wearing hoodies, in honor of the slain teen.

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Russell Simmons also went to Twitter to voice his opinion, posting, “Trayvon Martin didn’t die so we can create a race war he died so we can promote better understanding. We must start honest dialogue.”

ABC News has reported that the online petition started by Trayvon Martin’s parents is the fastest ever growing petition on Change.org. Last week, the petition’s unprecedented growth was measured to be receiving 800 signatures per minute. —Christian Bonoan

  • iamlegend100

    RIP Trayvon Martin. Black people unite!!

  • jenger

    this shit has got to stop i dont look at it as a black white thing even though i think thats got something to do with it and thats sad but for the clothes he was wearing this shows that if u like hip hop and dress a certain way ur death dosnt matter the man should be sitting in prison wheres biggies killer how about tupac or jam master jay or proof LETS STAND UP HIP HOP RIP TRAYVON MARTIN

  • mad buddah

    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making you believe he didn’t exist — in America our leaders of all kinds and political affiliations try to have us forget about racism, about wage inequality — inequality and injustice of all kinds. But the people affected know the truth — we’ve come a long way, but not nearly far enough.

  • FRANCIS NASIM

    on some real shi433T CUZ-AND I DO MEAN CUZ,I WISH A NIG##A COULD GET YOU TO COME TO MY HOOD WIT ALL THAT FACE PAINT ON-I CAN WHIP YOUR AS# IN MY SLEEP,N IF I COULDNT ID JUST SHOOT YA-TELL EM DAZ

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM FRED

    this is sad either way but where is all the famous people and spike lee for detroit????? we got murders everyday now detroit makes number one or 2 past ten yrs or more from babies being killed to those 2 kidnapped girls they just found .is anyone coming up here to speak for any of these crimes and these crimes are way worse but nopeee no body still gives fuck bout us?? but yet they will talk bout this story for all yr longgg if these black dudes famous care so much come to DETROIT!! speak for us! these famous dudes just high jacking this story for there own agenda and if yall believe it yall retarded mabye sum might care little but most of it is to help them in some way or make them look good cause if they cared they be coming to detroit or other cites that have simliar problems thats just being real! it is sad but there is worse stories everyday and yet no spike lee comes??

  • Jrash87

    The same thing happened here in Aussie land about 5 years ago. Cops chased this abbo kid on a pushie right, jumped him and impaled him onto a fence picket. Caused huge racial tension and riots all through out Sydney. Then 2 months later the lebs caused ruckus in cronnalla, which caused more racial shit..it’s all the same, people gotta get over their egos and just see we are human

  • Richnga

    I urge you to not let the ones on George Zimmerman’s side feed you with distractions such as the disrespectful findings they claim to have discovered from Trayvon’s past…be mindful and aware that it is simply a decoy method to keep YOU, Black America, from letting your PASSION for this hurdle of JUSTICE that we are about to cross that will be larger even than the efforts of our respected leaders before our time….it is a decoy, to prevent that.

    I urge you to, plain and simply….get involved, by GETTING on the BUS…as of today, March 28th, we have yet to see George Zimmerman do time for the crime HE CONFESSED to….I say take your involvement one step further past the Marches, past the Hoodie pictures, past the prayer vigils ….

    GET on the BUS, meaning, SIT, Rosa Parks style, and REFUSE to budge until JUSTICE is served…

    On April 2nd, join me as we BOYCOTT businesses NATIONWIDE…no Drive throughs, No Restaurants, No Hotels, No Gas Stations…No Department Stores, No Malls…No Retail Purchases Online or OFFline…
    GET on the BUS for our fallen soldier Trayvon Martin, GET ON THE BUS for all fallen soldiers before him dating back to Emmett Till and even years before that!

    Yes, sign the petitions for the NAACP and Change.org…but in addition to that, that action that you have been searching for, is here via my request to our nation to PUSH forward in this April 2nd Boycott that serve one purpose, a NATIONWIDE request for the Immediate Arrest of George Zimmerman, which will indeed get the wheels of Justice rolling.

    GET ON THE BUS April 2nd Black America….No Justice? Then fine, for ONE day there will be NO DOLLARS spent as well…GET on the Bus Black America.

  • http://TWITTER@SICKLTDSONSOFBITCHES ADRIAN SMITH ERDINGTON BIMRINGHAM ENGLAND

    R.I.P. TRAYVON MARTIN FIRST GETTIN KILLED FOR WEARIN A HOODED AMERICA GONE MAD ARE U HAVIN A LAUGH NO SOMEONE LOST EM LIFE U CANT GET IT BAC AND WONDER WHY THAT PUNK ASS BITCH ZIMMERMAN IS HIDE IN LIKE A BITCH FUCK HIM ARREST HIM OR I WILL ARREST HIM MY SELF WERE YA HOODED I ROC MY HOODED 4 YA PEACE #RIPEAZYE GODFATHER OF GANGSTA RAP MATCH 26

  • TT

    This whole situation is ridiculous. What happened to that boy is reprehensible and the shooter should be held accountable. What we don’t need on top of it is every black person in America standing up and yelling all white people are racist. That makes me equally as sick as the shooting itself. It does nothing for racial tensions in the country except exacerbate them.

    For all black people that think Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and whoever else is truly trying to stop racism… think a little harder. They promote racism, why you ask? Because it helps them keep their jobs in the limelight. If there was no racism, there would be no need for what they do! Just think about. Oh yea, feel free to call me a racist too…. I am sure you will that is what you do best. It is an easier out that having an open dialogue.

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