Following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, musician Stevie Wonder announced that he would no longer perform in Florida or any other place with similar Stand Your Ground laws.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Wonder said. “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.”
News in the past few days showed that others were joining him in his boycott of the state. Jay Z, Madonna, Usher, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake were all included in a list of artists by the American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan as joining Wonder.
But two of the artists, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, aren’t quite ready to ditch the Sunshine State. The two stars have an August 16 concert scheduled at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida that doesn’t look like it will be cancelled.
So yes, Jay Z and Timberlake may take a strong stance against Florida. But that stance will come, naturally, after they earn a few more million from the state.