NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- New York hip-hop mogul Jay Z says he was so angry about George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin shooting he didn't sleep for two days.
Jay Z spoke out about the case in a Rap Radar interview posted on YouTube Wednesday.
"I was really angry. I didn't sleep for two days," Jay Z said.
"I was really angry about it, that the thing that we all knew, that there was still a bit of racism in America, but for it to be so blatant," he said.
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was found not guilty this month of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the February 2012 death of Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman pleaded self-defense, saying he shot Martin after the youth attacked him.
He said he followed Martin because he didn't recognize him as a resident of a gated community in Sanford and there had been burglaries reported in the area.