Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna Join Wonder’s Florida Boycott Following George Zimmerman Verdict

Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna

According to reports, some of the music industry’s biggest artists have joined Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida over the state’s controversial ‘stand your ground’ law.

The acts that have started joining Wonder include Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rod Stewart and Madonna, as a source close to the legendary musician revealed to American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan.

Rappers Jay Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Wale and Trey Songz have also signed on to the boycott threat as well as pop acts including R. Kelly, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of a second – degree murder charges restricting from the death of Trayvon Martin, Wonder announced his intentional boycott the day after it was announced and hit the headlines worldwide through countless media outlets.

The singer said: “I decided today that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. 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.

“For those that we have lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back.”

He continued: “[What] we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do.”

Several musicians have also gestured their support for Martin: Beyonce held a moment of silence during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee and sang the song I Will Always Love You, originally written and sung by Dolly Parton and bought to a global audience by the late Whitney Houston. The singer also met Martin’s parents during a rally in New York City along with husband Jay Z. Bruce Springsteen also dedicated a song to ‘justice for Trayvon Martin’ during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.

The ‘stand your ground’ self-defence laws in Florida and two dozen other states allow individuals to defend themselves without requiring them to attempt to avoid or retreat from a dangerous situation. Even though Zimmerman did not specifically employ a “stand your ground” law defence to fight second-degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the trial has brought a changed scrutiny to the statutes.

According to Ryan’s report, some of the recording artists have already cancelled shows in the Sunshine State.

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Ne-Yo Ends Beef With Trey Songz

 

Ne-Yo has admitted the beef between him and Trey Songz is over.

Ne-yo tells BootlegKev that he spoke to Trey privately, sorting out their differences after he made a comment about the ‘depth’ of Trey’s music. The singer admitted that he was wrong to speak publicly instead of addressing Trey directly.

“We’ve hashed all that out. That ain’t even nothing to glorify or get into. The things that I said, it’s a conversation we (me and him) should have had privately before I went on the radio and said it,” he explained.

“I’m a grown a** man that can stand up and admit I was wrong.”

He went on to say that he sees Trey as one of his ‘homeboys’ and that there is nothing but love between them.

“I was wrong to speak on something about him that I hadn’t spoken to him prior about. That was wrong of me.

“That’s my homeboy. I got nothing but love for that dude.”

Trey Songz Reveals He Wants To Work With Jessie J: “Her Voice Is Phenomenal”

 

 

Trey Songz revealed he would love to work with Jessie J in an interview with Capital FM radio.

The Simply Amazing singer confessed that he enjoys hanging out with the British star, saying: “I love Jessie J’s voice. I wanna work with her very soon.”

The singer admitted that he thinks that the Do It Like A Dude star has a ‘phenomenal’ voice and complimented her saying she’s a funny person: “Her voice is so phenomenal and she’s funny as hell too. I don’t think people know how hilarious she is.

He continued: “She’s great. I look forward to working with her.”

When asked if the collaboration was going to happen, he put a message out to the singer asking to work together.

He declared saying: “Jessie, what’s up baby. I’m here – I’m in your town. Holla at your boy, what’s going down – let’s make a record.”

The singer’s latest album Chapter V hit the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 after selling 135,000 copies in its first week of release. The album also reached number ten on the U.K. chart last month.

Trey Songz Unveils UK Tours Dates For 2013

 

Trey Song has announced a 4 day UK Tour for 2013, which will start in January. The singer is on promotion tour for his fifth album, Chapter V which was released on August 20th via Atlantic Records and features his latest single Simply Amazing.

His latest album includes collaborations with rappers Lil Wayne, T.I., Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Diddy and Meek Mill.

The album was produced by longtime friend and production partner Tory Taylor, Benny Blanco, Eric Hudson, Rico Love and his younger brother Alex who is responsible for the track Don’t Be Scared.

The tickets are set to be released for sale this Friday September, 28 at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Check out the full list of the tour dates below:

Sunday January 27 – Birmingham LG Arena

Wednesday January 30 – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Thursday January 31 – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Monday February 4 – O2 Apollo, Manchester

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