More Celebrities Boycott Florida?

Who’s boycotting Florida and who’s not? That is the question everyone’s trying to figure out. Stevie Wonder was the first to announce his intentions of boycotting the Sunshine State shortly following the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The singer said he will not perform in the state until the controversial Stand Your Ground law is abolished.

And then came the supporters. Gospel duo Mary Mary and singer Eddie Levert tweeted confirmation of their participation in the boycott; however, many of the artists included on a list by DC-based journalist April Ryan have neither confirmed nor denied their intentions of joining Wonder.

On Tuesday, Ryan released a list that included nearly two dozen performing artists boycotting Florida, such as rappers Jay Z and Kanye West, pop singer Rihanna and R&B singers Usher and Trey Songz. While Jay Z did attend a Trayvon Martin rally with Rev. Al Sharpton and Sybrina Fulton, the slain teen’s mother, over the weekend, the rapper is still scheduled to perform in Miami on August 16 with Justin Timberlake for their “Legends of the Summer” tour.

Reps for Trey Songz have denied the artist’s involvement and the same goes for Rihanna and Usher. Other artists on Day’s list include Keyshia Cole, Alicia Keys, Wale, Young Jeezy, Joe, Will I AM, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige and more. No word yet on else is officially boycotting Florida.

  • Sherri Bruen

    A celebrity boycott of Florida, though well-intended, is misguided. It is punishing fans, primarily black fans, rather than targeting lawmakers. I, too, am keeping track of the celebrities who boycott Florida. In turn, I will boycott them and they certainly have more to lose by a fan boycott than their fans will lose by their lack of presence in Florida. If they really want to help, they should donate to organizations that can help enact change in a strategic manner that reaches lawmakers.

  • deon

    this boycott is not to punish the fans, but to disturb Florida's economy. If you are a fan of any of these artist; support them and force change in Florida by attacking their precious pocket books…. Stop going to the movies, stop going to their amusement parks, stop supporting their way of life. If not only just a couple of months of this, it will make a difference. Can you sacrifice a couple of months of no concerts period? Fan…..