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George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012, reportedly made threats aimed at Beyoncé and Jay-Z amid the filming of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story”, which the rapper produced.
Text messages published by The Blast yesterday (September 7), which are allegedly Zimmerman’s, show him calling Jay-Z a “bitch” and Beyoncé a “broke whore” (as if anyone’s going to believe that). The messages also include, more menacingly, an indirect threat on The Carters’ lives: “If I see either of them in my life, they’ll find themselves inside a 13 foot gator.”
According to The Blast, the messages were sent to Dennis Warren, the private investigator tasked with finding participants for the series. Zimmerman has previously been charged for stalking and threatening Warren and has sent similar messages to other members of the series’ crew, including Michael Gasparro, who was an executive producer alongside Jay-Z.
Speaking directly to The Blast last year, Zimmerman similarly threatened to feed Jay-Z to an alligator. He also made a (pretty horrific) reference to his shooting of Trayvon Martin, saying: “I know how to handle people who fuck with me, I have since February 2012.”