Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and More Reportedly Join Stevie Wonder's Florida Boycott

July 23, 2013 06:35:59 GMT

Madonna, Usher, R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Wale also refuse to perform in the state in protest of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and More Reportedly Join Stevie Wonder's Florida Boycott
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A large number of musicians are reportedly following Stevie Wonder's footstep in boycotting Florida over the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law. A source close to Wonder revealed the names of the A-List performers who wouldn't perform in the state after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty for fatally shooting 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin.

The source told American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan that Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Wale had signed on to the boycott. According to Ryan's report, some of the artists have already canceled shows in the Sunshine State.

The boycott was initiated by Wonder. "I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," the 63-year-old singer/songwriter said during a concert in Canada last week. "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 continued.

"The truth is that -for those of you who've lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world- we can't bring them back. What we can do is we can let our voices be heard," he added. "And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That's what I know we can do."

Florida is one of the 22 states that employ the Stand Your Ground law, which allows individuals to use deadly force to defend themselves if someone else is believed to endanger their life and safety.


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posted by hipster on Jul 24, 2013
Zimmerman is half white half Hispanic. But who effin cares?!? Why does race still matter? It's 2013. All that matters is that he killed someone. Not that he was black. People kill each other everyday. The media just overexposed this case.
posted by random girl on Jul 24, 2013
Okay unless they boycott all the other states their word is worthless. Why focus only on Florida? Other states do it too. Whatever Florida fans they have left will not be pleases. It's not their fault. Ugh.
posted by AgreewithchefIan on Jul 24, 2013
Thank You Chef Ian for pointing out what so many people have overlooked and that is Zimmerman is NOT white...he is hispanic...and after the way Madonna treated her fans in Florida they don't want her here ...they can ban allthey want, it's more money in our pockets that we are not spending on their tickets and music!
posted by omg on Jul 24, 2013
Thank you Chef Ian for stating what so many have overlooked Zimmerman is NOT white...he is hispanic and these artist are hasbeens and the way Madonna treated her fans the last time she was in Florida, they don't want her here.
posted by princess laylay on Jul 24, 2013
Yeah fuck florida and fuck all the jurors especially B37 zimmerman was guilty my bad he is guilty
posted by hello on Jul 24, 2013
So does that mean they won't perform in any of the following a states with either stand your ground laws or stand your ground doctrines? Alabama (enacted: 2006) Alaska (enacted: 2011) Arizona (enacted:2006 ) Florida (enacted: 2005) Georgia (enacted:2006) Indiana (enacted: 2006) Kansas (enacted:2006) Kentucky (enacted:2006) Louisiana (enacted:2006) Michigan (enacted:2006) Mississippi (enacted: 2006) Missouri (enacted: 2007) Montana (enacted: 2009) Nevada (enacted:2011) New Hampshire (enacted:2011) North Carolina (enacted:2011) North Dakota (enacted: 2007) Ohio (enacted: 2008) Oklahoma (enacted:2006) Pennsylvania (enacted:2011) South Carolina (enacted: 2008) Tennessee (enacted: 2007) Texas (enacted: 2007) Utah (enacted:2010) West Virginia (enacted: 2008) Wisconsin (enacted: 2011)
posted by brpmia on Jul 24, 2013
How many of these stars have armed Security Guards that travel with them?
posted by Fuck the nwo!!!!! on Jul 24, 2013
Man fuck them boycotting aint goin do shit and it aint goin bring travon back
posted by Robertl on Jul 24, 2013
@WOW...your 100% right and I and everyone should agree but here is where the law an everything went wrong.Say you was in a public park with a few friends listening to some tunes when a guy walks up to and yells turn that S##T off!!,a fight breaks out that he started but now after your getting the best of the fight he pulls a gun shoots you.Under the law he has the right,but whats wrong is what led up to that shooting.To all you white-power,black power racist out there this can happen to anyone of any color of any so called race.The law and the justice system is what should be the whole focus here.
posted by RobertL on Jul 24, 2013
I just can't believe the level of stupidity from both sides.@Eddieg-@whitie..Zim got out the car and started the confrontation against the the rules of town watch and against advice of 911 dispatch.Zim was a coward with a gun giving him heart he wouldn't of had otherwise.I'm willing to bet he had never been in a fight before an panicked when he was getting beat because his injuries were not bad at all.Did he have the right according to the law (((YES))) but he approached Tray late night and we will never know what he did or said.Lets face it if you was facing 10 to 15 years in butt pounding prison would you make yourself look like you did anything wrong.Narrow minded people need to stop the mess about race and focus on the law with is flawed.
posted by sofingwhat on Jul 24, 2013
Justice was served and I say, suck it up, and move on!! In the south we are going to protect ourselves, no Detroit, or Chicago here!! Get a life more States have stand your ground than just Florida. I for one am glad!! And who gives a rats behind what some trashy a-- Madonna, Rhinn. or Kanye think, much less Justin. All are washed up trash!!
posted by Eddieg on Jul 23, 2013
He's Dead get over it!!
posted by BL2QS on Jul 23, 2013
Who gives a sh*t about these ignorant bunch of actors. And for the guys that said f*ck Florida I'm sure that the ghetto you probably live in isn't any better.
posted by Whitie on Jul 23, 2013
What a joke! People need the right to protect themselves. What if he didn't shoot him, would Zimmerman still be alive? I would bet not. This law is in effect because people get beat to death all the time! I think that maybe people should boycott Stevie and the other followers.
posted by lovette on Jul 23, 2013
This is why we are Americans. We can chose to do what ever we want. People may not agree with these artist decisons, but this a free country. I feel that George Zimmerman won in man's so called justice, but in spiritual justice God has the ultimate and final verdict.
posted by Darr247 on Jul 23, 2013
It wasn't the stand your ground law that got georgie peorgie off... B37 said it herself - it was just as much Trayvon's fault 'cause he was Walking While Black.
posted by jtb on Jul 23, 2013
I guess I won't listen to their music any longer. Oops! Correction. I don't and never have. Who are those so called A-listers anyway. cRappers and Has beens. They need to brush up on the facts before taking a stand. What did they boycott when OJ walked free? And OJ was actually guilty.
posted by mama on Jul 23, 2013
Who cares... they will loose before we do. To boycott us. .. 20+states ha. Let me find out. And Justin you are from Florida right. All of you can go f yourselves
posted by Darr247 on Jul 23, 2013
It wasn't the stand your ground law that got Zimmerman off... B37 said it herself - Trayvon shared the blame 'cause he was Walking While Black.
posted by wow on Jul 23, 2013
Well they say that until someone maims or disables them or their families and they are not allowed to defend themselves. What would any of you ppl do if someone was bashing your head into concrete?? Ask them to stop...ha tell me how that works
posted by Chef Ian on Jul 23, 2013
These artists are only hurting them selves. Besides the face that Zimmerman isn't white, do you think that your ignorant irrational actions are going to effect the Florida economy? We are the melting pot. Spread you're racism elsewhere.
posted by cecile Noel on Jul 23, 2013
the stand law florida work only for they white man and they sent thousands innocent GOD jeova children in jail,no more no justice no peace.
posted by dumbwhitetrash on Jul 23, 2013
Good for them. F@ck Florida and F@ck all ignorant white trash!
posted by lwhitemenarepedophil on Jul 23, 2013
Good for them. F@ck Florida and F@ck all ignorant white trash!
posted by Allwhitemenarepedoph on Jul 23, 2013
Good for them. F+ck Florida and F@ck racist ignorant trash!
posted by Agreewithyomamma on Jul 23, 2013
Cecile Noel- Your whats wrong with America!
posted by Yomamma on Jul 23, 2013
Cecile Noel - you are an idiot

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