Jay Z and Madonna Are Not Protesting
Jay Z, Madonna and Justin Timberlake’s representatives declared that the stars are not joining Stevie Wonder in his protest agianst Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.
The law gives individuals the right to use reasonable force in order to defend themselves, and it was blamed by critics for causing upset in the acquittal of accused murderer George Zimmerman. The 29-year-old was recently cleared of all charges in the murdering of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, whom Zimmerman shot dead last year.
In a list published by the American Urban Radio Networks, the names of Jay Z, Madonna, Justin, as well as Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Usher and Rihanna were mentioned as refusing to play in the state until the law was abolished.
While performing in Quebec City last week, Stevie Wonder announced his efforts and intentions:
"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," he proclaimed.
"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."
A spokesperson for the hitmaker has yet to offer further comment on the boycott.