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*Rick Ross has quoted perhaps the most memorable line of witness testimony from the Trayvon Martin case in his new song “I Wonder Why.”

The rapper’s new track features the voice of Rachel Jeantel, who was the last person to talk to the unarmed teen before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman in February, 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder during a trial earlier this month and the controversial verdict sparked protests across the U.S.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Ross aired his thoughts about the killing in a new track, in which he draws comparisons between his life and that of the 17-year-old’s. He also makes it clear he’s not a fan of Stand Your Ground legislation, which allows an individual to use reasonable force to defend themselves without retreat – the reasoning Zimmerman used in his defense.

In the song, Ross raps, “Now I’m being followed by some creepy-a** cracker/Now I’m being followed by some creepy-a** cracker/ Stand your ground, stand your ground/Stand your ground, you gotta stand your ground.”

Listen below [“Creepy-a** cracker lyrics begin at 2:20]. Warning: NSFW.