Beyonce’s Moment of Silence for Trayvon Martin

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“‘I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,’ the pop star said as the stage grew dark with just a few key lights shining.”[HuffPo]

Beyonce took to the stage in Nashville this weekend and started her show doing something she hasn’t done before: asking for a moment of silence.

The pop diva asked the audience to take a moment of silence in honor of Trayvon Martin. Just 30 minutes prior to her taking the show, a jury had found his alleged killer, George Zimmerman, not guilty of first-degree murder.

She then paid tribute to the dead 17-year-old with her own rendition of the Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You.”