JAY-Z Wonders Why XXXTentacion Was Killed & George Zimmerman Wasn’t in New Drake Collab “Talk Up”
According to JAY-Z, when a group of masked men shot and killed rapper XXXTentacion last week in Florida, they got the wrong guy. It should have been George Zimmerman, JAY-Z raps in a new song with Drake on the latter’s newly released album Scorpion.
Drake released his new album Scorpion last night, and social media LOVED it. Drizzy is definitely spitting bars throughout the project, but one standout line actually comes from his friendly rival JAY-Z on the song “Talk Up.”
On the DJ Paul-produced track, Jay namedrops rapper XXXTentacion and Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman, wondering why the former isn’t alive and the latter still is. He also mentions how he’ll never sit down with that orange motherf***er who’s currently the POTUS.
“I got your president tweeting / I won’t even met with him / Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live, Streets is done,” JAY-Z raps, referencing how XXXTentacion was killed in broad daylight by his own people, while Zimmerman, who unjustly killed a young black boy, is able to while around here free as a bird and bragging about how he basically got away with murder in between run-ins with the law.
The line was such a big hit with social media that the name “Zimmerman” was a trending topic for a few hours:
Y’all Killed X, & Let Zimmerman Live
— T’Questlove (@questlove) June 29, 2018
A dope album with his wife. Then took it back to Marcy, relived his street days and dissed Trump/George Zimmerman on Drake’s album. Jay’s owned the last two June/July’s, TBH. Dude been’s doing this since ‘96.
— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) June 29, 2018
Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live ….. streets is done . Listen Jay z gone push the culture forward weather you like it or not ????
— Mo City King (@Kingkeraun) June 29, 2018
“Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live. Streets is done.” – Jay-Z
— Carew Sr. ??? (@M1kyrew) June 29, 2018
every single time I see “zimmerman” trending I think george zimmerman died and every single time I’m disappointed
— Jordan Kimberly (@jordankimberly_) June 29, 2018
We need a new rule that the name Zimmerman isn’t allowed to trend unless it’s to tell us that man’s time in this realm is over.
— Doctor (nay)Who (@jteeDC) June 29, 2018
— Sally (@salmercado_) June 29, 2018
“Ya’ll killed X but let Zimmerman live. Streets is done.” pic.twitter.com/L9XIRv07g0
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) June 29, 2018
George Zimmerman right now pic.twitter.com/WtL8pM8v7k
— Shannon Moorer (@ShannonMoorer) June 29, 2018
Ni%%as killed x but let Zimmerman live.. “Hov” powerful…
ni^^as rather kill they own and it’s sickening smh. Can’t stand stupid ni%%as who wanna talk loyalty to the streets. The streets don’t love nobody!!
— @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) June 29, 2018
Hov got Zimmerman trending. Time to make amends, Florida.
— AintNoJigga (@AintNoJigga) June 29, 2018
This wouldn’t be the first time Hov has mentioned George Zimmerman either. After Zimmerman threatened to “beat” the Brooklyn rapper back in 2017, Jay responded on “Top Off,” featuring his wife Beyoncé, Future and DJ Khaled.
He rapped on the single, released back in March, “Meanwhile Georgie Porgie sinnin’ and sendin’ me threats Save your breath, you couldn’t beat a flight of steps / Try that sh** with a grown man / I’ll kill that f***boy with my own hand.”
Listen to Drake’s entire Scorpion album below: