As the news erupted that George Zimmerman had been acquitted in the Trayvon Martin trial Saturday, Beyoncé chose to reflect on the verdict with a moment of silence.

The 31-year-old singer was performing in Nashville, Tennessee, that night as part of her “Mrs. Carter” world tour. According to reports, Beyoncé’s show began roughly 30 minutes after the not guilty verdict came in, and she asked the concertgoers to join her in quiet reflection on the life of Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen  Zimmerman said he shot in self-defense in February 2012.

Following the moment of silence, Bey performed “I Will Always Love You,” before segueing into her own hit single, “Halo.”

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