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Jay-Z lends star power to Florida rally for Trayvon Martin

It's hard to believe that its been nearly 6 years since the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Rapper Jay-Z was in Florida this weekend to lend his support to a rally for the slain teenager.

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Martin was 17 when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after the two had a physical encounter.

Martin's killing set off a wave of racially charged protests around the nation. Zimmerman was later acquitted of all charges in the shooting.

Jay-Z joined Martin's parents onstage Saturday in Miami Gardens at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk. The rally honors gun violence victims including Martin, who Jay-Z described as a beacon of light.

You can see video of the event below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUWiAiyP--Y