Beyoncé Honors Trayvon Martin During Concert After Learning ‘Not Guilty’ Zimmerman Verdict

Sometimes it’s hard to separate myself from the world of popular culture and take a look at what’s happening around the world. That makes me a little sad, but it’s the truth.

Thankfully it’s 2013 and the celebrities we love to worship are often times just as open to talk politics as they are to sign an autograph. I’m looking at you Beyoncé.

Last night, upon hearing that George Zimmerman had been found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Queen B stopped her concert in Nashville and took a moment of silence before singing the Whitney Houston / Dolly Parton hit I Will Always Love You and then her own, gut-wrenching, Halo.

Although the mash-up is a normal part of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, it had a much different effect on the audience last night.

Check it out in the video above.