Despite all he’s been through the last five years, George Zimmerman is still not going quietly into that good night.
The man acquitted of murdering Miami teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 has done a lot of weird stuff over the years. But he hasn’t involved celebrities — until now.
The former Floridian’s latest target is none other than — Jay Z.
But this is no beef about the rapper’s music. Jay Z is on board to produce an upcoming docuseries “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” which reports Variety, was set to air on the Paramount Network next year. But since the movie is being produced with the embattled Weinstein Company, its fate is unclear.
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Regardless, Zimmerman is not happy with the film, which follows the crime that shook the nation and Zimmerman’s subsequent acquittal on a second-degree murder charge. Then a neighborhood watchman, he shot the unarmed teen in his Sanford community and claimed self defense.
Zimmerman told The Blast Saturday that a producer from the movie came to his relatives’ homes in Florida unannounced and “harassed” them for interviews.
“I know how to handle people who f--k with me, I have since February 2012,” he told the online publication, referencing the date of the teen’s death.
Zimmerman, who now lives in Virginia, also ranted that “anyone who f--s with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
Although the music mogul has yet to respond, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg wrote on Instagram Sunday: “"If one hair on Jays hair is touched that’s when the revolution will b televised. ... the system let the [bleep] get away with murder try it again Trayvon Martin Gone but not forgotten.”
Some Jay Z fans are making light of the situation on Twitter.
Zimmerman clarified his statements to the Orlando Sentinel on Monday: “What I said is I would beat him as if I was Solange [referring to their 2014 elevator incident], and he would find himself coming out of the south side of a gator if he comes to Florida and bothers my family.”
He added that he was offered $100,000 to appear in the doc, but declined the money.
“I want my uncle and my parents left alone,” Zimmerman said. “That’s all.”