Hip Hop Icon Questlove Walked Off Gig After Trayvon Verdict: ‘Felt Like’ ‘I Was Watching My Own Trial’

Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite

In an appearance on MSNBC’s Now, hip hop icon and The Roots co-founder, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, told host Alex Wagner about his experiences in the immediate wake of the verdict which cleared George Zimmerman of criminal culpability for his role in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Thompson told Wagner that he walked off of a performance in Amsterdam when he learned of the verdict, noting that “it felt like I was watching my own trial.”

Wagner read a portion of a post that Thompson wrote the day after the verdict was announced. Thompson wrote that “this whole Trayvon case has taught me: you ain’t s**t. That’s the lesson I take from this case.”

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