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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Jay Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Court documents released Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, show that Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z, tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Jay-Z lends star power to Florida rally for Trayvon Martin

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Jay-Z brought his star power to a Florida peace rally in memory of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, who would have turned 23 this month.

Local news outlets report that Jay-Z joined Martin's parents onstage Saturday in Miami Gardens at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk. The rally honors gun violence victims including Martin, who Jay-Z described as a beacon of light.

Martin, who as a black 17-year-old, was fatally shot in 2012 in the central Florida town of Sanford by white neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, setting off a wave of racially charged protests around the nation. Zimmerman was later acquitted of all charges in the shooting.

Trayvon Martin (Picture from Martin family via AP)

Jay-Z is producing "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," a documentary set to air on the Paramount Network.

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