Getting to touch Beyoncé’s hand was too much for one of her fans, who nearly fainted when the superstar gave him all of her attention. During a stop on her “Mrs. Carter” world tour, the 31-year-old grabbed the male fan’s hand while singing “Irreplaceable.”
The gentleman proceeded to put both hands in the air and was shaking and jumping up and down as Beyoncé continued to sing for about 10 seconds. Seeing his excitement, Beyoncé proceeded to kneel down and hug the fan, as onlookers screamed and snapped pictures of the touching moment. “I love you so much,” he seemed to say to her after she hugged him. When Beyoncé left and continued singing, the events were too much for the male, who bent down to the floor to take everything in.
Meanwhile, over the weekend, Beyoncé and Jay Z took to the streets of New York City to protest the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Zimmerman killed unarmed 17-year-old teenager Trayvon Martin last February, and a jury of six women found the 29-year-old not guilty earlier this month.
His acquittal sparked reactions from around the world. Protests were held around the country after the decision was announced, including in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
The night before the rally, which took place on Saturday, Beyoncé asked fans to sign a petition and join the march, tweeting, "#actnow4Travyon."
"Trayvon Martin's most basic civil right, the right to live, was violated," she wrote on her official Tumblr page. At the rally, she and Jay Z honored Martin's memory alongside civil rights activist Al Sharpton and hundreds of thousands of protesters. "Jay Z and Beyoncé said they didn't want to speak and they didn't come for a photo op," Sharpton told the crowd.
"Jay Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyoncé is a mother.' We all feel the pain and apprehension -- the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn't protect anybody. We do not come from hate; we come from love of children," Sharpton continued. While they did not pose with fans, the famous couple did make sure to meet and speak with Martin’s parents, Tracy and Sybrina Fulton, at the demonstration.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...