George Zimmerman is threatening to “beat Jay-Z” and feed him to “an alligator” after he claims a production team working on an upcoming Trayvon Martin documentary produced by the rapper harassed his family for interviews and footage.
Earlier this year, it was announced Jay-Z and The Weinstein Company would be making a 6-part docuseries titled “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” based off the book “Suspicion Nation” by attorney Lisa Bloom. The project will chronicle the life of Martin, the shooting by George Zimmerman in 2012, and his eventual acquittal.
For those who might be wondering how the upcoming documentary is coming along considering the controversial involvement of The Weinstein Company; film crews are currently hard at work. Many feared that the Trayvon Martin documentary would die after Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace.
Certainly, there is at least one person who hopes that the controversy surrounding Weinstein will put the project on hold forever. George Zimmerman is not happy about the documentary and is being very vocal about it.
Zimmerman was complaining to The Blast about it when he decided to make some shocking threats against Jay-Z, who is behind the highly anticipated film.
He claims that production “harassed,” his family, but refused to elaborate on what the harassment was. He also would not answer whether his family agreed at any point to go on camera with the producers.
In a chilling reference to the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman grimly tells The Blast “I know how to handle people who fuck with me, I have since February 2012.”
Zimmerman also reportedly seemed especially upset over money he claims has been paid to his ex-wife over her alleged participation in the documentary.
He says producers have refused to pay his parents or family members, but would not elaborate on their participation or willingness to go on camera for money.
Zimmerman, however, says he is holding Jay-Z and Gasparro responsible, and “anyone who f***s with my parents will be fed to an alligator.”
So far, there’s no sign that Zimmerman’s threats are being taken seriously despite his history of violence that didn’t end with the death of Trayvon Martin. Neither Jay Z or Michael Gasparro have offered up a public comment regarding George Zimmerman or his anger about the upcoming documentary.