Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Dedicate Song to Trayvon Martin at NYC Concert

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during their concert at Yankee Stadium Friday night.

In a video captured by a member of the audience, as the couple began their last song of the evening - "Forever Young" - Jay-Z yelled to the crowd, "Everybody put a cell phone and light it up. Let's light the sky for Trayvon Martin tonight in here":

Much as Fox News's Greta Van Susteren asked after Atlanta Falcons wide receiver tweeted a vile comment about the Zimmerman jurors last week, one has to wonder how much of the trial either of these geniuses actually watched.

Or how much they understand how the justice system works in the country they both call home.

It really is sad the level of ignorance out there, and how wealthy and influential people such as these two - who have all the wherewithal to become better educated than virtually the entire population! - instead aid in the misinformation of the fans that adore them.

Imagine if you will if folks such as these rather than being part of the problem dedicated themselves to being part of the solution.

It would be a far better world, wouldn't it?

For those interested, here are the lyrics to this piece:


Let's dance in style, let's dance for a while Heaven can wait, we're only watching the skies Hoping for the best but expecting the worst Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever We don't have the power but we never say never Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip The music's for the sad man

Forever young, I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever

So we live a life like a video when the sun is always out And you never get old and the champagne's always cold And the music is always good and the pretty girls Just happen to stop by in the hood

And they hop their pretty ass up on the hood of that pretty ass car Without a wrinkle in today 'cause there is no tomorrow Just some picture perfect day to last a whole lifetime And it never ends 'cause all we have to do is hit rewind

So let's just stay in the moment, smoke some weed, drink some wine Reminisce, talk some shit, forever young is in your mind Leave a mark that can't erase neither space nor time So when the director yells cut, I'll be fine, I'm forever young

Forever young, I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever

Fear not when, fear not why, fear not much while we're alive [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/forever-young-lyrics-jayz.html ] Life is for living, not living up tight, see ya somewhere up in the sky Fear not die, I'll be alive for a million years, bye bye So not for legends, I'm forever young, my name shall survive

Through the darkest blocks, over kitchen stoves over Pyrex pots My name shall be passed down to generations While debating up in barber shops, young slung, hung here, shorty The nigga from here with a little ambition Just what we can become here

And as the father passed his story down to his sons ears Younger kid, younger every year, yeah So if you love me, baby, this is how you let me know Don't ever let me go, that's how you let me know, baby

Forever young, I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever

Slamming Bentley doors, hopping out of Porsches Popping up on Forbes lists, gorgeous, hold up Niggas thought I lost it, they be talking bullshit I be talking more shit, they nauseous
Hold up, I'll be here forever you know I'm on my fall shit And I ain't waiting for closure, I will never forfeit less than four bars Guru bring the chorus in, did you get the picture yet? I'm painting you a portrait of young

Forever young, I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever and ever
Forever young I wanna be forever young Do you really want to live forever? Forever, forever

(HT TMZ)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.