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Jay Z and Justin Timberlake Not Boycotting Florida, Says Live Nation


So it'd been widely (and frantically) reported throughout the blogosphere that Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, and nearly two dozen other celebs had decided to join Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Yesterday, though, Crossfade helped cast doubt on this list of 23 musical artists "in support of a change of in the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida."

In fact, aside from Mary Mary and Eddie Levert, we have found no acts who've publicly pledged support for the boycott.

And this morning, Live Nation has finally confirmed with Crossfade that Jay and JT's show in Miami will not be affected by the Florida boycott.

UPDATE George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic tell Crossfade that "we stand in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" and the repeal of "the 'Stand Your Ground' law in ALL states."

See also:

-Jay Z, Timberlake, Kanye, Madonna Reportedly Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Acquittal

For our original report, we spoke with a source working on Jay Z and Timberlake's local Legends of Summer concert, scheduled for August 16 at Sun Life Stadium.

And while that individual challenged the veracity of the Florida boycotters list, there was still no official statement, because nearly everyone taking part in the promotion and production of Jay and JT's Miami show was still awaiting word from the artists and their management.

But today, Live Nation reps are unequivocal:

The Legends of The Summer

*Statement from Live Nation

The Legends of The Summer Stadium tour with Justin Timberlake and JAY Z will take place as planned at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL on Friday, August 16th.

No boycott, no cancellation.

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z's Legends of the Summer Tour. Friday, August 16, at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $43.50 to $279 plus fees via Call 305-623-6100 or visit

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