CBS This Morning recently did a piece on Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, the docu-series produced by Jay-Z. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, appeared on the show to speak about the documentary, and also her life since she lost her son in 2012. Fulton briefly touched on Zimmerman, and she explained that she tries not to think about her son’s killer too much. CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King asked Fulton if she had forgiven Zimmerman.
“I have not,” replied Fulton. “I have not. I know that in my own time, in my own grief and this whole grieving process that I have to forgive. But by the same token, I’m not at that point yet. I’m very honest with that. A lot people ask me that question, and I’m very open and honest about it. I’m very real with my feelings, and I know I have not forgiven.”
She also revealed that she did not open the box Martin’s belonging that the authorities gave to her after his death for years. “I call it Pandora’s box, and it is the box evidence that was given to me by the Department Justice,” she stated. “Probably three years after Trayvon was shot and killed. And when I first got the box I said I wasn’t gonna open the box. And course curiosity bothered me for a while, because the box was in the house. And I, I opened the box and I cried and cried and cried.”
It’s been over six years since Trayvon Martin was murdered at 17-years-old. Last night, the documentary “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life Of Trayvon Martin” premiered on BET. The six-part documentary series was chosen as the executive producer for the project. Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin recently sat down with Hot 97 to speak on their decision to choose Jay-Z as executive producer, George Zimmerman and more.
Sybrina Fulton explained that they didn’t meet Jay-Z the rapper when they first spoke on the documentary; they met Shawn Carter. She said that the people she chose for the project, including Jay-Z, were people that she felt would represent their story as best as possible.
“One the things I always say is that JAY-Z was the person that came to the table, but who we met with was Shawn Carter,” Fulton said. “It was a different person—he’s more business. He talks as a father, a husband, a son-in-law. It’s a different type person that comes to the table when you’re doing business. It’s not the JAY-Z that I go to the concert, Hov, that I see at his concerts and TV and stuff like that. It’s not the same person, and a lot people don’t understand that until they do business with him. But the business, Shawn Carter, came to our meeting and he expressed to us that this was something that he really wanted to do.”
Additionally, they touched on George Zimmerman’s alleged stalking the documentary’s producers.
“Here’s a known killer. He moves when he want to move. He moves in an area that he wants to move in. Don’t get it twisted. He’s not going to move in society where society can see him. He’ll move in his little pockets and threaten people he want to threaten.” Tracy Martin said.
Peep the full interview below.