Jay-Z made his way down to Miami for the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk rally—a Central Florida event that honors the memory of Trayvon Martin and other victims of gun violence.
Standing beside Trayvon’s family, he spoke a few words about his legacy.
“We want to make sure that we stand and support and we never forget [that] Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here, so you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” he told the crowd. “His name will sit alongside some of the greats whom lost their life to push our culture forward—the Martin Luther Kings, the Ghandis; that’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope, and pushes us into a better direction.”
Watch a clip from Jay’s appearance below.
Thank you Jay-Z for showing up for Trayvon Martin’s family for so many years.
It means the world to them that you have supported them throughout their journey. pic.twitter.com/M9NBCIHaw5
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) February 10, 2018