Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West Join Stevie Wonder's Florida Boycott Following George Zimmerman Verdict: Report

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UPDATE: New information have come to light that many artists named in the list are not part of or have never heard of the boycott. More information on the matter could be found here in Celebuzz's coverage.

Florida concert ticket sales may be plummeting soon.

Performers such as Rihanna, Jay-Z Jay Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Madonna have reportedly decided to follow Stevie Wonder's footsteps in boycotting Florida in protest of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. April Ryan of American Urban Radio Network first broke the news, crediting "a source close to Wonder" for leaking a list of A-listers who've vowed to not perform at the Sunshine State in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the 2012 killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Wonder earlier announced his intention to boycott any state with "Stand Your Ground" laws after a jury found Zimmerman -- who police did not arrest weeks after the killing due to the law -- not guilty of second-degree murder. The "Stand Your Ground" defense also appeared in instructions to jurors during the trial.

"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder said during a concert in Canada earlier this month. "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."

According to Ryan, other notable celebs on the boycott list include Usher, Alicia Keys, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and will.i.am.

Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce, also showed their support for Martin, appearing at a recent rally in New York City to support the slain teenager's family.

 

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  • Pat Villaneff
    Pat Villaneff

    career suicide. dumb idea.

  • kelliemurray
    kelliemurray

    George Zimmerman was found not guilty. All of these idiots protesting and rioting and grandstanding need to go get jobs and get off of welfare. You didn't see white people protesting and rioting when OJ was found not guilty. That is because it is a different class of people.

  • Savanah Smith
    Savanah Smith

    @khoops06 None of them are acting like they were there that night!! However we are not going to just get over it! !!!! Sorry to disappoint you because we know thats what you zimmerman supporters thought was going to happen but not this time!!! Trayvon could've been any of our sons, brothers, nephews etc and its not ok for them to be stalked n murdered because their black with a hoodie on!!! So until your son is stalked n murdered because of the color of his skin shut the hell up idiot clown ass!

  • Savanah Smith
    Savanah Smith

    @bobby dias Are you really that stupid to believe this boycott is about $$! Your clearly a delusional zimmerman supporter! All those millionaires that you speak of not making any $$$ can buy n sell your dumb ass! Go get educated instead of sitting behind a keyboard sprewing idiotic statements that make absolutely no since!!!!!!!!!#SadNPathetic

  • Bobby Dias
    Bobby Dias

    Considering that their careers were not getting them any money, this fake boycott is for $$$$$, same as for the Trayvon's parents getting $$$$$ for each tv and magazine interview- same as before the trial. The verdict has nothing to do with these people now. Greedy bunch of so-called people.

  • Adam Richard
    Adam Richard

    too bad its not true.. The concert is on as scheduled... The only one that is boycotting as of now is Stevie Wonder.

  • khoops06
    khoops06

    They need to stop acting like they were there that night and KNOW what happened and stop acting like they knew the kid..get over it. It's done with. I doubt the states are gonna change their laws JUST BECAUSE kanye, jay-z, beyonce, stevie wonder, and justin timberlake won' t perform there. They're dumb.