Beyonce allegedly threatened by George Zimmerman over Trayvon Martin documentary
George Zimmerman allegedly threatened Beyonce and Jay-Z while filming "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," which is a docuseries co-executive produced by the rapper.
In a series of text messages discovered by The Blast, Zimmerman called Beyonce some nasty things, while promising that she and Jay would find themselves "inside a 13-foot gator".
The threats will be shown on the six-part document series' upcoming finale after they were sent to Dennis Warren, a private investigator who was asked to track down potential participants for the series. Zimmerman, who was acquitted of shooting the 17-year-old, sent hundreds of harassing messages and voicemails to Warren.
Last May, George Zimmerman was charged with stalking and harassing Warren, and the PI even had to fight a subpoena by Zimmerman who demanded to see records of his investigator. He ultimately refused, saying that the information on who he contacted could put several already-frightened participants in serious risk.
Zimmerman has also reportedly sent similar texts to Michael Gasparro, who executive produced the series with Jay-Z. It was reported that he texted Gasparro his address, and told him that members of the Genovese crime family a powerful organized mafia family, were looking for him.
His messages to the production crew members are similar to those he directed at Jay-Z, who threatened to "beat him" and feed him to an alligator. This was after he allegedly claimed that the production harrassed his family for interviews.
"Rest in Power" is a docu-series aimed to take an in-depth look at Trayvon Martin's murder, which includes looking at the trial to the judicial system that eventually paved the way for Zimmerman's acquittal and even the movement that Martin had inspired after his death.
Fully against police brutality, the Carters have been fully supportive of the families of victims, such as Trayvon Martin, who was shot by Zimmerman alleging self-defense, and Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold for 15 to 19 seconds while he was being arrested for allegedly selling single cigarettes from packs without tax stamps. Their involvement in the docu-series highlights how important it is for them to raise awareness regarding the cause to end police brutality in America.