Chaka Khan Wears a Hoodie to Show Solidarity with Trayvon Martin

    March 28, 2012

Chaka Khan has released a new version of her song “Super Life” as a tribute to Trayvon Martin. The teenager was shot by neighborhood watchmen, George Zimmerman, who claims that he killed him in self-defense.

We reported earlier that Trayvon’s tweets characterized him as not being altogether innocent but rather a typical sinning American teenager. Many people have sided with Martin and believe that his shooting was racially motivated.

The star-studded cast are wearing hooded sweatshirts throughout the video because that is what Martin wore at the time he was shot.

As a mother, Khan wants to use the media and her voice to let her stance on the issue be known:

“I am a mother, and I’m also a mother with a voice. It’s time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice using the same media we’ve used throughout our careers,” Khan said in a news release. “Now is the time to use media for the benefit of humanity as a whole. . . We have to be the voice for the voiceless, for the Trayvon Martins of this world.”

Many Twitter users are proud of Khan’s musical protest:

Proud of my lovely little sister Stacy @stacyfrancis at Trayvon Martin United Stars Protest: 1 day ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I love it! – Chaka Khan unites Hollywood celebs for Trayvon Martin tribute music video: 11 minutes ago via ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Had a blast today recording + filming w/ Chaka Khan + other celebs for #TrayvonMartin tribute. I don’t wanna take my lashes off!!!(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

While one person tweeted that he thinks Khan is just capitalizing on the unfortunate event:

@KayFoxx ,here goes all the “We are the World” mofos that are trying to cash in on someones grief.(image) 6 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

What do you think of the video?