Lil Boosie says that the social media rumor that he had a confrontation and fight with George Zimmerman at a Florida Walmart is fake. Heavy.com has reached out to Lil Boosie’s camp for comment.
On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman followed and shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin dead in the city of Sandford, Florida, close to Orlando. Martin, who was from Miami, was returning to his father’s home after going to the store. On July 13, 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting.
The Rumor Said That Lil Boosie Confronted Zimmerman & Said, ‘Hey, You that Fat A** N**** Who Killed Trayvon?’
The rumor began on January 13 when an Instagram account named My Mix Tapez posted a photo of Boosie and Zimmerman together. The caption for the post read, “It’s being reported that Boosie saw Zimmerman outside of a Miami Walmart. According to witnesses, Boosie saw Zimmerman and said, “Hey, you that fat a** n**** who killed Trayvon right? Boosie violently approached Zimmerman. Zimmerman “appeared to be reaching for his gun,” according to witnesses.
“Although, Zimmerman is being hospitalized, Boosie suffered injuries as well, including a busted lip and nose.
Boosie is currently in custody and will appear before a judge on assault charges this week.”
Boosie Says He Has Never Met George Zimmerman
As the news spread across social media, Boosie posted an Instagram video denying that the story was real. Boosie said in part, “Aye, service announcement from Boosie. I never seen George in my life but on TV. This is a lie. Leave me alone. I never seen George Zimmerman in my life. George don’t know me. Talkin’ ’bout I did something to him in Walmart. That is a lie.” Boosie went on to plug his brand of noodles which are being sold in Walmart stores as of January 17.
Many of Boosie’s Instagram followers pointed out a major flaw in the story, that Boosie appeared uninjured and not in police custody as he watched the Atlanta Hawks defeat the Phoenix Suns from courtside.
In December 2019, Zimmerman Has Launched a $100 Million Lawsuit Against Trayvon Martin’s Family
Zimmerman was last in the news in December 2019 when it was widely reported that he launched a $100 million lawsuit against Trayvon Martin’s family. Zimmerman alleges that the prosecutors in the case relied on fake evidence and are guilty of civil process and conspiracy. Zimmerman is being represented in the case by Larry Klayman, a conservative pro-Donald Trump activist.
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich told NPR in December 2019, “I think the lawsuit is shameless, and it is cruel. And it’s putting this family back having to relive the loss of their son. And it’s outrageous. And it’s probably being done to drum up funds for Klayman’s own organization and to propel himself into the press. And it’s just an extremely cynical way to draw attention to Klayman. But, you know, he’s not above that. This has been his track record now for 30 years.”