Jay Z, Madonna and Timberlake Are NOT Joining Boycott Against Florida


Kanye West, Rolling Stones were also rumored to be joining Stevie Wonder in his protest of the state

Representatives for Madonna, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and several other stars have strongly denied reports suggesting the musicians were joining Stevie Wonder in his boycott of the state of Florida following the George Zimmerman verdict.

According to a list that surfaced on music blog American Urban Radio Networks, the 63-year-old singer enlisted several star performers, including Kanye West and the Rolling Stones, to join him in his refusal to play in Florida until the state rectifies its Stand Your Ground Law.

The report, which was picked up by MSN, the Huffington Post and the Wrap, claimed Rod Stewart, Usher and Rihanna were also boycotting the state.

“I don’t know where this list came from,” one rep said.

Wonder made headlines last week when he announced at his concert in Quebec City, “I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.”

“As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world,” he added.

Zimmerman’s acquittal last week in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin sparked outrage across the country, and Wonder was one of the few entertainers to take a stand.

The American Urban Radio Networks site, which cited individuals close to Wonder’s camp in its story, could not be reached for comment.

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    1. Crusingalong says:

      Of course they are not boycotting! If they did, it would mean they would not be able to benefit from the tax havens, property laws, etc.. of Florida. They all own property….

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    3. keith says:

      I find it funny that the article clearly states that Jay-Z, Kanye West, Madonna and the other artists clearly ARE NOT BOYCOTTING Florida….yet people are still commenting on them as if they ARE boycotting!!!

    4. carol says:

      Please stay out of our state. We r fine. Don’ t need the drama or money spent to keep u safe while u r causing trouble and acting as if u r some big deal. I pray for these loser , lost people. Get a life go somewhere else. U all embarrass me.

    5. Bailey says:

      The rich artists boycotting states are giving lip service. The working to survive artists need any venue who will take them. The fact that Stand Your Ground had nothing to do with the GZ trial doesn’t matter I guess.

    6. Rebecca says:

      Golly gee Christopher, you are an angry little man aren’t you? Those of us who live in Florida have bigger things to worry about. We really don’t need the input from a handful of musicians who are past their prime, who don’t live here and who don’t have to deal with everything going on in this state on a day to day basis. For those of us who live here, we know what’s really going on, for those of you who don’t, you only know what the media tells you so skitter off little sheep, skitter off.

    7. Rebecca says:

      To all you musical knuckleheads who want to boycott Florida, go ahead, we will survive just fine without you. Just remember out of sight, out of mind, like an old ex there is always someone new who will come along and take your place.

    8. Wayne Duke says:

      Looks like old Stevie is not going to work very much in the future, twenty plus states have law in effect.

    9. Warner says:

      I guess that means that Stevie Wonder will not be performing in Michigan as they, too, have this law!!!

      • dunivant66 says:

        Stevie Wonder was born in Detroit, but he has no “beef” with the Stand your ground law there. When a major catastrophe happens, then he can boycott. Madonna is also a Michigan native (Bay City) and Rochester respectively.

        • maria says:

          Apparently he does have issue with ANY state that has the stand your ground law… “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world,”

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