Reports from a Florida news outlet indicate that the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Summer of the Legends tour stop planned for Aug. 16 is still on as scheduled. Rumors have been circulating that the two as well as several of Jay's Roc Nation artists had joined in solidarity with Stevie Wonder's boycott of the Sunshine State.
According to Local 10, an executive affiliated with the tour made the confirmation. The concert, the final date of the tour, is slated to be at the Sun Life Stadium.
Wonder made his boycott announcement at a Canadian music festival, saying that he refuses to play gigs in states where the "Stand Your Ground" law exists as a response to the verdict in George Zimmerman's criminal trial for the death of Trayvon Martin.
Florida, where Martin's tragic death occurred, has been the center of the debate, although more than 20 states have some form of the law.
The list of artists that have been reported to join the boycott include Roc Nation's Rihanna and Wale, as well as Kanye, Patti LaBelle, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, will.i.am, Erykah Badu, Frankie Beverly, Parliament, Madonna, Eddie Levert, Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones.
Jay and Justin did, however, dedicate a rendition of "Forever Young" to Martin during their show last week at Yankee Stadium. The following day, Jay and his wife, Beyoncé, stood by Martin's mother at one of the nationwide rallies held in his honor.
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