Jay Z says racism still exists in America

Washington: Jay Z admitted that racism still exists in America while defending Trayvon Martin`s right to `stand his ground` with violent retaliation against unprofessional profiling.

The hip-hop icon endorsed Martin`s battery of George Zimmerman as legitimate self-defense against racial profiling and surveillance by the neighborhood watch volunteer.

The entertainment mogul told Rap Radar that Zimmerman may have won, but that doesn`t mean Trayvon was a criminal.

He also ridiculed and rejected the right to use a firearm to defend against a home invasion/robbery, the Washington Times reported.

Angry over the acquittal of Zimmerman on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon, the rapper said that Zimmerman`s surveillance of Trayvon was a form of predatory pursuit, which licensed a violent counterattack by the targeted teen.