Zimmerman called 911, but then confronted Martin even though a police dispatcher instructed him to remain in his car.
"If you just ask the question, ask yourself the question, 'Didn't Trayvon have the right to stand his ground?'" Jay Z said.
"He was being chased. He was being chased and fought back. You know, he may have won. That doesn't mean he's a criminal, he won. If you try to attack me and I defend myself, how can I be in the wrong? How is that right? This guy went to get some Skittles and go back and watch the All-Star game. He had plans ... he had no intentions of robbing anyone's home," USA Today quoted the musician as saying in the video.
"We all know it was wrong," Jay Z said, in reference to the verdict.
"It was wrong. This guy's not a professional. First of all, you're not a professional to profile someone. A professional law enforcement officer is taught not to profile. This guy's a novice."