Rick Ross References “Stand Your Ground” Law On “I Wonder Why”
Coming after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many artists have used their music to voice their opinion on the shooting of Trayvon Martin by Florida resident and neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Being a resident of Florida, Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross was no different in sharing is opinion. He chose to address his state’s highly controversial “Stand Your Ground” law on his latest record, “I Wonder Why”
On “I Wonder Why,” which dropped earlier in the week, Ross raps, “Now I’m being followed by some creepy-ass cracker…Stand your ground, you gotta stand your ground.”
The line from Ross clearly mentions Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and also makes reference to the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, friend of the late Martin, who is also heard on the outro to “I Wonder Why.”
In a recent interview with Power 106 FM, Ross seemed positive as he spoke on Martin and stated his confidence in eventual change taking place in his state.
“I believe we are going to make a change,” said Ross. “We are going to make a difference… I just want to do what’s best for the whole movement.
And we’ll never let Trayvon Martin’s name die out, we refuse to do that, and we got some things we’re working on my side. So, everybody keep doing what you can to keep the voice alive, and just the whole movement. Cause it’s time for us to really make a difference.”