Artists join Florida boycott

Some of the music industry's heavy hitters are joining Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott following the Zimmerman acquittal in the death of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin. Industry giants Usher, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, *Jay Z, *Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Madonna, *Rihanna, Mary Mary, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and many more have pledged not to perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground laws have been lifted in that state.

Oddly missing from the list of famous names are Jay Z's wife Beyonce and Kanye's baby mama Kim Kardashian.

The Florida boycott will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars in lost revenue and taxes -- if the artists remain committed to the cause. But some artists are already waffling on their decision to join the boycott.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is putting his money where his mouth is. Wonder, 63, told the audience at a concert in Quebec City that he won't perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground law is repealed. "You can't just talk about it, you gotta be about it," Wonder told the cheering crowd. Wonder added that he will not perform in any of the 22 states where the SYG law is on the books.

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Emmet Till Lil Wayne

Rap troll lil wayne has gone too far. The 30-year-old convicted gremlin drew angry reactions to his latest remix track by including a vulgar reference to Emmet till.

Till's family expressed their disappointment in wayne's lyrics -- as did R&B legend Stevie Wonder.

"You can't equate that to Emmett Till," Wonder said. "You just cannot do that... I think you got to have someone around you that — even if they are the same age or older — is wiser to say, 'Yo, that's not happening. Don't do that,'" said Wonder who was 5 when 14-year-old Till was tortured and killed by racists in Mississippi in the 1950s.

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The Obama's continued their vacation today as Vice President Joe Biden represented Obama at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Hyannis, MA. Obama will hold another fake town hall meeting on health insurance reform with a bussed-in, pre-screened audience before flying off to visit Yellowstone National Park on Saturday and the Grand Canyon on Sunday.

Talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey, center, and her BFF Gayle King, right, comfort Maria Shriver, left, whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away Tuesday at age 88.

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Singer Solange Knowles attended OP's "OPen Campus" Fall Ad Campaign launch at Mel's Drive-In in Hollywood, CA yesterday.
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Rapper Khia and a friend were in the house at Tongue & Groove nightclub last week.
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Song legend Stevie Wonder took a hard spill last night while walking up steps to the stage at a star-studded rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Luckily, Barack's wife Michelle Obama was there to break his fall. This might not bode well for Obama who doesn't need any bad luck at this stage of the game.

Other celebs in attendance at the Obama rally included his biggest supporter Oprah Winfrey. Wonder, 57, has been blind since infancy after he was given too much oxygen at birth which led him to develop a disorder which eventually caused his retinas to detach. (Source)