Beyoncé Holds Moment Of Silence For Trayvon Martin

Beyoncé honored the teenager during a concert in Nashville following the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. “I Will Always Love You.”

Invision for Parkwood Entertainment, via AP

This publicity image released by Parkwood Entertainment shows Beyoncé performing at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday.

Hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Beyoncé called for a moment of silence during a concert Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn., the Associated Press reports.

According to the AP, Beyoncé then sang the chorus of “I Will Always Love You,” a song written by Dolly Parton and famously performed by the late Whitney Houston. She then transitioned into her hit song, “Halo.”

Tonight, I was close enough to @Beyonce to watch her eyes tear up as she finished singing Halo. There are no words.

— RyanNAnderson (@Ryan Norris Anderson)

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