Beyoncé and Jay Z allegedly threatened by George Zimmerman during filming of Trayvon Martin docuseries
The threats made by Zimmerman are set to feature in the finale of 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story', which is co-produced by Jay-Z. The finale airs Monday, Sep 10.
George Zimmerman is back in the headlines again, this time for allegedly threatening Beyoncé and Jay Z via a series of texts obtained by The Blast.
According to the report by The Blast, Zimmerman was contacted by private investigator Dennis Warren, who reached out to him as part of research for Jay Z’s co-produced documentary series, 'Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.' Obviously, Zimmerman didn't take too kindly to this.
According to Warren, Zimmerman (who was acquitted of all charges for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin) sent over hundreds of harassing messages and voicemails, calling Beyoncé a “broke whore” and insisting she and her husband Jay Z would “find themselves inside a 13-foot gator.” The threats are to feature in the documentary’s forthcoming series finale.
Zimmerman also reportedly sent similar texts to Michael Gasparro, who executive produced the series alongside Jay-Z. He allegedly messaged Gasparro and told him members of the Genovese crime family, a powerful organized mafia family, were looking for him.
This isn’t the first time Zimmerman has gone after Jay-Z and neither is it the first time he’s used the alligator threat. Last December, he made a similar assertion, threatening to beat Jay-Z and feed him to an alligator, after claiming the documentary’s production crew harassed his family, tweeting: “I know how to handle people who f**k with me, I have since February 2012.”
'Rest in Power' takes an in-depth look at Trayvon Martin’s murder, examining everything from the trial to the judicial system that paved the path for Zimmerman’s acquittal to the movement Martin inspired. The documentary arrives six years after the grave incident that sparked a national movement in the form of Black Lives Matter. On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was later acquitted of all charges.
The final episode of the six-part docuseries premieres Monday at 10:00 PM ET on the Paramount Network.