Celebrities Take Action Against Stand Your Ground Law in Florida

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com

Sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp confirm a list of artist joining him in support of a change of in the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida.  Some of the artists have even cancelled concerts in Florida after recent events. Stevie Wonder last week, at a concert in Canada said he would not play in Florida until they changed The Stand your Ground Law.  A list of celebrities has joined his call:

  • Mary Mary
  • Eddie Levert
  • Rod Stewart
  • Madonna
  • Usher
  • Pattie Labelle
  • Kanye West
  • Mary J
  • Trey Songz
  • Jay Z
  • Rolling Stones
  • Justin Timberlake
  • R. Kelly
  • Rihanna
  • Alicia Keys
  • Joe
  • Will I AM
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Young Jeezy
  • Erykah Badu
  • Wale
  • Frankie Beverly
  • Parliament

 

Update 2: 

Update 1: 

I obtained from multiple sources early Monday a list of artists and entertainers who my sources told me had committed to a boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman acquittal.  Since publishing that list I have heard from several representatives of the artists named who say, on behalf of their clients, they are uncomfortable being identified on that list and are seeking additional information.

 

 


Comments

  1. doglog18 says:

    Florida has the third-highest number of black-owned businesses in the nation, with 181,437, or 9.4 percent of the U.S. total.

    They really didn’t think this through

  2. Peggy Conner says:

    @Jody Schmidt-Since you want to lump all of us ‘It’s just the bottom of the barrel white rural Americans who offer nothing, do nothing, are capable of nothing’ into one barrel, what exactly do YOU do to contribute, other than sitting behind a computer throwing around your useless racist comments? I happen to get up and go to work everyday, and help support all those useless, worthless bottom feeders living off the government teet. Do you happen to be one of THOSE PEOPLE?!?!? And yes, as a matter of fact, I DO have my CCP, and I PROUDLY carry. So if some little thug wants to come up and try to start beating the crap out of me, bring it. We’ll have one more dead little thug to add to the growing pile. Instead of trying to make more trouble, why not look in the mirror and see where all the trouble starts. Take a look at what’s going on in Chicago , if you REALLY care about yourselves.

  3. doglog18 says:

    R. Kelly – doesn’t that guy pee on black teens?

  4. Will you be boycotting these states too?

    From Wikipedia: “Many states have some form of stand-your-ground law. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.”

  5. we must stand together as people against the wrong in the state of florida.

  6. Thirty states have some version of Stand Your Ground.

    I would encourage all of these acts to boycott all those states.
    As a matter of fact they should just boycott the entire country and disappear.
    who cares?

  7. so these foolish artists are planning to boycott 30 are so states . yeah right . wait until they run out of money .

  8. It’s not hard financially for artists to boycott a place if they haven’t been booked for an event or tour there yet. They should clarify if any of these artists have dates with venues reserved and tickets sold. It feels like boycotting Sun City (South Africa) again. I am waiting to see what Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Queens of the Stone Age, and Henry Rollins decide to do regarding any visits to Florida. The Stones giving up a paycheck is interesting (assuming they are giving something up versus refunding everyone and paying a penalty for cancelling any shows, which is generally the case if you’ve already scheduled a tour).

  9. Joseph Agosto says:

    I don’t think these artists boycotting Florida proves anything. All it is for them is a way to garner some free publicity and get their names in the news. I would like to know how them not performing is a boycott ?
    A True BOYCOTT would be them pulling their records and cd’s. movies, dvd’s and any other merchandise they endorse off the shelves and airwaves. Pull their products from itunes so they can’t be sold in Florida, and take their music off the radio. You want a real BOYCOTT of stand your ground. Do the above and then go repeat it in every state that has the stand your ground law on the books. Now that would be a boycott. And if you really want change. How about all of you rich pampered spoiled artists organize your legions of faithful fans, the ones that spend their money so you can live your lavish lifestyles. And go march on Washington and raise your voice together for once instead of sitting around thinking that punishing the citizens of one state’s people because you think that a verdict in a trial was wrong. If you can do that then you have a boycott, and I will follow any one of you that has the nerve to really want to promote change in this country. Until then shut your hypocritical traps and stop talking. Because every time one of you talks this kind of trash it makes me sick to my stomach

  10. Cookie13524 says:

    Florida will never see my family and I in this lifetime. That goes for every other state that has a Stand Your Ground Law. How a jury no matter how well the Defense presented their case didnt see that Trayvon was fighting for his life against a man with a gun is disgusting. I have no more words. As a parent my heart feels for his mother and father.

  11. Floridathegreat says:

    These Celebrities obviously dont need the money, so we are all banning their music, if they dont want to come to FL, WE DONT NEED THEM!!!

  12. Mark Conner says:

    Good. I don’t listen to any of the lousy artists anyway. Thier music sux and so do thier politics. I rather have a common sense law like Stand Your Ground anyway. Who in thier right mind doesn’t think being able to defend yourself against somebody who is bashing your head into the cement is a good idea. Stevie you and your other suck ass artist friends can stay out of Florida and while your at it stay out of USA as well!

  13. julio nacho says:

    wah! A list of have beens and gangsta rap.. who cares.

  14. Rubicon says:

    So these artists are going to boycott all the other States that have a similar law?
    Or are they just jumping on an uneducated bandwagon?
    Aka: “Stand Your Ground”, “Line in the Sand” or “No Duty to Retreat”
    Many states have some form of stand-your-ground law. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts (though the term is used very loosely there), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming have adopted Castle Doctrine statutes, and other states (Iowa, Virginia, and Washington) have considered stand-your-ground laws of their own.

  15. Y’all are idiots! Let these stupid artists ban Florida. We don’t need them here and we will ban them. Get a life people!!!!

  16. Was planning a trip to Orlando in October with 4 friends, we all cancelled and planning now to do a trip to San Diego, CA instead.

  17. I thank all of the Musical artist who are committed to this boycott. I grew up there and have family there and yet I know that I must boycott it too. It is really like JayZ put it. A law that doesn’t protect all of us really protects none of us. This law rewards and gives the benefit of the doubt to the survivor. It never considers the victim’s fear or the circumstances that got the survivor or the victim to that point. In essence this law promotes violence that escalates to death in order to better protect the killer.

  18. The artist that support and understand stand your ground will far outweigh your boycott of florida. Zimmerman did not stand his ground he defended his right to live. Please boycott chicago, california and every other state that has STAND YOUR GROUND on the books.

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  19. Will they boycott the other 30 states that also have some version of a Stand Your Ground Law/

  20. Thank God! I know we don’t have Stand Your Ground in Chicago; we are just sitting ducks for gang violence. Only our politicians are allowed to be protected by guns, but can you PLEASE boycott us, too? I will certainly be boycotting you!! Too bad about the Stones though. I never miss an opportunity to see them and I have paid up to $800/ticket. NEVER AGAIN!!!! Idiots!!

  21. Really does show how stupid the general public is. If the cocky DA would have went for manslaughter she would have gotten a conviction and he would have served time. Instead she gave into her ego and public pressure and over charged. Feel free to look at Florida laws or any states for that matter for what it takes to convict someone on a murder two charge and you will see she was an idiot from the word go. Stand your ground was in the media IT WAS NOT USED IN HIS DEFENSE. Zimmerman was not “WHITE” Hispanic he was “HISPANIC”. Media is so guilty of pot stirring for ratings and every one herds together like sheep.

  22. I am so glad to see people from all over the world standing up for injustice. We must continue to fight for fairness and lose the place of complacency because USA still has a long way to go when it comes to race. We must pray that God will touch love into those who have hate in their heart, because I must admit I love all of you all, but this verdict was so unfair!

  23. jack anderson says:

    Hey clowns (stevie, Madona, jay-z, usher, stones…etc)…why don’t you stick to entertaining. let the jury and courts determine the laws. since there are 30 other states that have some version of the stand your ground law, looks like you fools can cancel a lot of concerts and sit home. while we are at it, i guess i will boycott your music. if you want to do something constructive, maybe bring some attention to the young teen killed in chicago because he refused to join a gang. you guys are nothing but clowns…the only thing missing is the red nose and big clown shoes…

  24. Adam Smith says:

    This makes no sense…. so are they boycotting all the other states that have similar laws? Or are they just considering all the Floridians ignorant people because six people rulled opposite of their beliefs?

  25. Kimmioe says:

    Yes people…we must take a stand. Enough is enough! This makes me so proud of us standing up for Trayvon!

  26. Chris Bray says:

    So are these people going to boycott the other 21 states that have the same law?? I doubt it. And the Jay-z Justin Timberlake concert is still going on next month in Miami Florida.

  27. Shavina CUE says:

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!… My friends and I CANCELLED our trip to Miami for the Carribbean Carnival and we would neverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr think of doing!!! But its for a good cause….Thanks Stevie!

    • Daryell says:

      Thanks for not bringing your tourist dollars to Florida…
      fYI the Martin’s income before media endorsements was dependent on that money like most hard working law abiding people of Florida

    • I find it hilarious that Jay-Z is a part of this, he just came back from supporting a government with one of the worst human rights records. It didn’t seem to bother him when he was in Cuba enjoying cigars and partying for his anniversary when all around him Cubans of different races (black, white, mixed) are being beaten and jailed everyday just because they choose to complain, think and verbalize what is wrong in Cuba today in opposition of the government. The same rights you all have today and are expressing in some of the posts I’ve read across the web.

      To Jay-Z, Kanye and the rest of you these so called artist’s. If you really want to help solve the problem why not refocus your efforts on changing the culture many of your songs create that many young people adopt. The violence, the denigration of women, the sex, the drug use, the thuggery all of it that your lyrics promote create the culture that young people adopt, that culture creates the need for laws like stand your ground. You are all so hypocritical and looking to promote hate and to seek someone to blame that you lack the strength and courage to look into the mirror and ask yourselves whether you have any responsibility for this. Let me make it simple for you, yes you do.

      For anyone else reading this you do as well. We all share responsibility for this tragedy and for the lack of courage to look into the mirror and ask the tough questions. No, its just so much easier to promote hate and division than to really get to the root causes of this.

      Boycotting is not going to hurt the State of Florida one bit. It’s just going to hurt those that are most helped by the taxes generated by the sales of those tickets. The programs that help the black community and the disabled are funded by sales taxes, so go ahead and boycott. I’m sure it’ll make you feel better about yourselves. Then again, listening to a lot of the lyrics in your songs and seeing how the youth have adopted your behaviors (drug use, sex, violence, elitism, and so on) you might not care anyway.

    • Chinaski says:

      Yeah great idea! Lets boycott Florida because of Trayvon Martin instead of focusing on a ral issue like the black on black violence in Chicago where 70 people were shot and 14 died two weeks ago! That’s not a problem worth solving, no no no. Lets focus on one black kid being killed in self defense by a Hispanic dude trying to keep his neighborhood safe because a black life only has value when it’s taken by a non-black individual. Stevie boy is as dumb as he is blind.

  28. LastBastion says:

    YEA!!!! More blowhards I, as a Floridian, don’t have to listen to! The Zimmerman verdict will be long forgotten by these people when the next “cause” comes their way. Considering that “Stand Your Ground” wasn’t even used by the defense in the trial…. these people are all idiots.

    • Ezekiel says:

      Zimmerman could have never claim self defense without Stand your ground law.
      No Justice No Peace!!!

    • Jody Schmidt says:

      Yeah, Florida is much better off without them (sarcasm). This isn’t 1960. Don’t you realize how much such a growing boycott of musicians and other celebrities can affect the Florida economy? I am sure you do not make any useful contribution to society, so tread lightly when dismissing truly talented people when they oppose your useless violent state. You will feel the economic effects, even if indirectly.

      • Jody, you say Florida will feel the economic effects of these celebrities choosing to boycott it. I say, the celebs will also feel a negative economic effect. I was a lifelong fan of Madonna, until she said “Sarah Palin isn’t invited to the party” at her concert. Everytime a celebrity wants to infuence people to feel the same way they do, by playing politics, I play it right back on them. If ALL of these stupid celebrities are TRUELY against the “stand-your-ground” law then they would put their money where their mouth is, by boycotting all 22 states that have a “stand-your-ground” law. But that would be career suicide, and they know it. And by the way, Zimmerman’s attorney’s didn’t use the “stand your ground” law as part of their defense. –Yet another attribute of how stupid ALL of these boycotting celebrities are.

      • lildawg says:

        Well said!!!

      • BegsTheQuestion says:

        Want to guess how many of those celebs live in Florida or other states with stand your ground?

    • Brice V says:

      @Jody Schmidt….you should probably learn to do your research before insulting others on a topic you are clearly misinformed about….

      “Zimmerman did not invoke the “Stand Your Ground” defense in the trial, though it did figure into the police’s decision not to not arrest Zimmerman for weeks after the incident. Additionally, the “Stand Your Ground” defense appeared in instructions to jurors, and a juror cited the law in explaining the not-guilty verdict.”

    • True he did wave his initial immuinty hearing, however… the jury instructions used stand your ground to determine self defense.

    • @LastBastion
      I’m going to correct you and anybody who thinks that this is not just another “cause” and we will not forget this. We are people who are fed up and done being treated like second class citizens. This is a different kind of anger, this is one that has resonated our souls and it has reminded us that “we shall over come” We are tired of the Zimmerman’s, and those like him we are tired of not being treated with the same level of respect. You see we will not allow your modern day lynchings continue, and we will not allow you to just continue to overlook what is morally unjust. We will Boycott, we will Vote and our voices will be heard……This is JUST THE BEGINNING.
      NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

    • Not according to all the news agencies; they constantly sited the stand your ground law. Nevertheless, when you leave your house with a gun to follow someone, the least you should be charged with is manslaughter. The reality is they lawyers went for too high a sentence, that’s why the man was not charged – not because he is innocent but because they tried to charge him with the wrong crime. He is guilty of manslaughter, what they needed to argue was whether or not it was involuntary or voluntary. When you leave your house with a gun, that seems like intent, which is voluntary.

  29. Justice for Trayvon is not just a Boycott or Protest, it is an International and World Movement….”Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”

  30. John Brown says:

    Also, Snopes.com debunked this internet rumor on July 21st, a full day before you posted your report. (http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/floridaboycott.asp)

    Care to address this?

  31. John Brown says:

    Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake have definitely not cancelled their Florida shows, and many of these artists don’t even have shows scheduled in Florida. Rihanna’s representative has denied any involvement in the boycott. No other artists have confirmed that they’re a part of any boycott, beyond the three artists – Wonder, Mary Mary, and Levert – who had declared their involvement before this story broke.

    • Ezekiel says:

      John, Save your propaganda for the haters! Zimmermen said: ” it was god will ” God will is flawless. I hope all that agree to what unjust occurred have their eyes and ears wide open when the Spirit of God finish moving on this system of injustice.

      • Logan Gibbons says:

        so are all these artists cancelling concerts and refusing to go to the 30 other states with the same law?

  32. …….IF THESE PEOPLE WOULD GET PUNCHED IN THE NOSE, THEN THEIR HEAD IS BEING BEAT ON THE CEMENT, WOULD THEY LAY DOWN AND DO NOTHING???????…….MONEY TALKS LIES…….

    • Willonne Wilson says:

      If you were followed by an armed gunman reaching for his piece when he approached you. You would hit, kick, bite, scratch, head bash or whatever was necessary to try to flee or save your life. That is what we expect our children to do when they are approached by a creepy, unauthorized stranger in the dark of night and there is no one around to help. If you can’t get away then fight!

      • Let’s talk reality and not your ignorant racist talk. Trayvon did not know zimmerman had a gun or else he wouldn’t have attacked him. Live like a thugs die like a thugs…all you black people don’t give a shit when innocent whites die. Or when blacks kill blacks. So why care now? Reverse racidim!

      • Zimmerman didn’t reach for his “piece” until after Trayvon started attacking him and smashing his head on the ground. Trayvon could easily have gotten away by simply approaching Zimmerman and calmly saying ‘My name is Trayvon. I live at (address) and I’m heading home.’ and that would have been the end of it. As far as what I expect my children to do, well, if a stranger approaches my grown son and he feels threatened, then I would hope he would either (1) head straight home, (2) use his cell phone to call the police, (3) go to a neighbor’s house for help, (4) NOT circle back and start attacking the person following him.

    • Lapheitta Lafontant says:

      If you walking, and being followed in a car, and then on foot would you defend yourself?

      • Lapheitta Lafontant says:

        *** Correction…If you’re 17 years old, and are waking minding your own business, and an adult follows you in a vehicle, and then on foot…..what would you do?

        • LastBastion says:

          Go home and tell my parent.

          • Trayvon was on his way home to tell his dad. Before he could get home he was shot to death.

          • If you can make it home. Remember Trayvon WAS going home.

          • Karen Brown says:

            You Stupid!!!!!
            You would not make it home because the stalker KILLS you!!

          • He never made it home.

          • unknown says:

            we teach people of domestic violence and others as well the last place you want to go when being stalked or in a violent situation is go home. you don’t know what these people of capable of doing and by going home lets the perp now know where you live. bottom line don’t care how we look at it trayvon did what most of us african americans been taught. 1. Dont call the police. (instead he called a friend) 2. don’t go home. (he hid. took a moment to look at his surroundings then fought back when he realized George wasn’t letting him go. his natural survival instincts took place.

      • No Blinders says:

        He did have a phone, right? If he felt so threatened he could have called 911 as he was walking home…..Instead, he made the choice to act like a badass and go after Zimmerman.

    • Errol Brown says:

      We’re a civilized nation and for someone to take a unarmed teenager life is barbaric and the Stand The Ground law is so Third World.

      • Mendoza says:

        Why is the life of a teenager more valuable than that of any other person?

        Civilized nations don’t place more value on some lives than others; they have equality before the law.

    • Luther Brixton says:

      Somehow I can’t imagine any of these artists deciding to stalk & harass a black kid solely because he’s black.

      Rightwingers conveniently leave out the fact that Zimmerman thought he could intimidate a kid by stalking and harassing him, and when the kid stood his ground and fought back, Zimmerman (being a gutless, cowardly pussy – as his own lawyers admitted) shot the kid because the kid was humiliating Zimmerman by kicking his ass!

      Zimmerman truly represents everything today’s GOP stands for – cowardly, racist losers who are NOTHING without their guns!

      • I’m sure they wouldn’t stalk and harass the kid solely because he’s black, they’d pay someone else to do it. If any of them saw a unknown black teenager walking through their yard in the middle of the night with a hoodie and baggy jeans you better believe they’d be suspicious as hell and either call the cops or have their private security take care of it. Don’t fool yourself into thinking otherwise.

    • Mendoza says:

      These people have private security. Stand your ground only matters to us little people.

    • Why is it that people like you don’t see the problem with stand your ground laws? Technically, I can stalk you and call it an observation, if you have a problem with it, you can confront me. I may take your confrontation as aggression therefore you must die. Who started this? I did of course, who is free? According to the stupid law, youd be dead and I’d be free.
      If your starting point is, “if someone punched you would you not defend yourself?” Of course, but if I put myself in a volatile situation intentionally, its fair game. The law and those that support it are stupid and ignorant

  33. Florida’s sounding better every day

    • Jody Schmidt says:

      Yeah, it could be a great catch basin for all the absolutely useless rednecks who make no valid contribution whatsoever to this nation but who probably wave American (and, sadely, likely Confederate) flags every day. Waving a flag isn’t patriotism. It’s just a sign of uselessness. I am willing to be that there is not one scientist, engineer or recognized artist among anyone who supports Zimmerman or Stand Your Ground laws. It’s just the bottom of the barrel white rural Americans who offer nothing, do nothing, are capable of nothing.

      • and what contributions have any of these so called artists made? produced music that is vulgar and think they are talented. I live in Ohio, I can assure you that on the John Carroll campus, where most of us will go on to be productive citizens, lawyers, doctors, architects, teachers, etc. we support the verdict. He was found not guilty by a jury, and thats how our judicial system works. where was all this out cry in the Casey Anthony case, it’s not the law you have a problem with, it’s the color of Martin';s skin that enrages you. Take the color issue out of the equation and it’s just an ordinary trial in any state, and the verdict would have been the same.

      • Funny, my wife is a scientist and believes that the verdict is what the law demanded.
        I think only bottom of the barrel, black urban non-americans and celebrities are the only ones that think Zimmerman was guilty.

      • JODY-your ignorant and distaste for white America is disheartening and counterproductive.

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually Jody – your comment is not grounded on solid theory, much less any factual information of the portion of the population you are attempting to profile. And a short-sighted, and I must say, ignorant profile at that . Case in point, my husband is an aerospace engineer with a master’s degree, I also have a master’s degree and come from a family where both of my parents have doctoral degrees. We are lifetime members of the NRA. Our contributions to general society and our local community are anything but useless. I would say that we are all quite capable individuals and do offer something to civilization at large. As far as your comment about flag waving and that it denotes uselessness, then I guess according to you all state and federal institutions that have the US flag out front are useless organizations. Or military veterans who choose to fly the flag outside their homes, I am sure they would be less than thrilled to know their service was useless. And yet, isn’t their service why you are able to hold the viewpoints that you do without government repercussion?

        Perhaps a scenario you should consider: A women chooses to follow someone in her community whom she does not recognize after a series of burglaries have occurred in her neighborhood, called the police to inform them of a potential threat and was told to not pursue (by an operator not the police thus not a lawful order) and thus returned to her car. In the process of returning to her car she is assaulted physically to the point she is in fear for her life. If she happens to be carrying a weapon should she just lie on the ground and allow herself to be beaten, potentially raped, even killed? Or does she have the right to defend herself? If her attacker threw the first punch does that not make her attacker a willing combatant and not a helpless teenage victim?

        If your view is that Stand Your Ground is unlawful then you do not believe in self-defense, which is your right . So then to follow your logic do you view Trayvon was defending himself by beating George Zimmerman? If he was, then wouldn’t your argument that Stand Your Ground is unlawful still stand if the tables were reversed, and thus Trayvon would be just as wrong? If George Zimmerman had not shot Trayvon then wouldn’t Trayvon be guilty of at least attempted (if not completed) manslaughter or murder since he would have instigated the act of violence upon another human being?

        Just some points to think about since your post seems to suggest you view yourself as more enlightened than those that disagree with you.

      • billy bob barrel bottom says:

        “It’s just the bottom of the barrel white rural Americans who offer nothing, do nothing, are capable of nothing.” Your such an ignorant c#nt, rural americans built this country and it’s people like you who will tear it down!

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  25. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  26. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  27. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  28. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  29. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  30. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  31. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z… [...]

  32. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  33. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  34. [...] to April Ryan,  sources close to Stevie Wonder have confirmed a list of artists joining him in boycotting [...]

  35. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  36. [...] 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 [...]

  37. [...] 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 [...]

  38. [...] 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 [...]

  39. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  40. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  41. [...] A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder’s footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. The list, which was first reported by AURN’s April Ryan and credited a “a source close to Wonder,” includes the likes of Madonna, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z, Rihanna and Rod Stewart. [...]

  42. [...] the anonymous source provided the information to April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Network. Click that link and you’re directed to the page of Washington journalist April Ryan, who serves as a White [...]

  43. [...] A group of some of the music industry's biggest acts are joining Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida over the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, a source close to the legendary musician told American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan. [...]

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