After his rape rap controversy, Rick Ross is the last name you’d associate with current news yet the rapper recently lent his voice to highlight the injustice of Trayvon Martin’s killing and the subsequent case.
He released a new song titled “I Wonder Why” which features audio from the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon’s friend and the defense’s star witness in the George Zimmerman trial. A snippet of Jeantel’s testimony can be heard at the close of the song when she voices the infamous phrase, “creepy ass cracker.” In the lyrics, Ross also addresses the “Stand Your Ground” law.
An excerpt below:
“Now I’m being followed by some creepy-ass cracker/
Now I’m being followed by some creepy-ass cracker/
Stand your ground, stand your ground/
Stand your ground, you gotta stand your ground.”
His outrage is palpable in the song, and the rapper echoed that anger in an interview with Makho Ndlovu of Global Grind about his reaction to George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict: “I’m still angry, I’m upset. I’m really enraged. I’ve just been trying to keep from putting too much negative energy out there.”