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Are Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Madonna boycotting Florida? Not so fast

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Are some of the world’s hottest musical acts joining Stevie Wonder in protest of the Florida’s “stand your ground” law after the George Zimmerman trial?

On Monday, American Urban Radio Networks, citing “sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp,” published a list of artists planning to join Wonder’s boycott of the Sunshine State, including Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna, Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones, Usher, Kanye West, Rod Stewart and more.

So far, two artists have confirmed that they're standing with Wonder: R&B singer Eddie Levert and gospel duo Mary Mary. “We understand a No from us isn’t as big as a No from Stevie Wonder but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things!" Mary Mary wrote online.

As for the rest? Our sister site PolitiFact.com has been working overtime to debunk this myth.

Multiple officials have confirmed that Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Aug. 16 show at Miami's Sun Life Stadium is still a go, and Timberlake has another show planned for Orlando's Amway Center in Miami. Reps for Stewart and the Stones say there's no truth to the list. And funk singer Frankie Beverly, who's due to perform at the Mahaffey Theater on Sept. 15, is still confirmed for that performance, said a spokeswoman for the venue.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:07pm]

    

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