List of entertainers boycotting Florida grows, validity questioned

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UPDATE: Additional information has come to light which sheds serious doubt on the veracity of a reported list of artists joining Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida. Huffington Post reports that representatives for a number of artists on a purported list of musicians and performers boycotting the state of Florida in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict said Tuesday that their clients have never heard of or been contacted about the list.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A list of entertainers boycotting performances in Florida, first reported by AURN's April D. Ryan, has grown.

Stevie Wonder started the campaign in support of overturning the 'Stand Your Ground' law in Florida and more artists have recently joined the protest. 

The updated list of performers avoiding the state includes 23 artists:

Mary Mary
Eddie Levert
Rod Stewart
Madonna
Usher
Pattie Labelle
Kanye West
Mary J
Trey Songz
Jay Z
Rolling Stones
Justin Timberlake
R. Kelly
Rihanna
Alicia Keys
Joe
Will I AM
Keyshia Cole
Young Jeezy
Erykah Badu
Wale
Frankie Beverly
Parliament

Despite reports that both Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have joined a Florida boycott over the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, organizers of the duo's concert at Sun Life Stadium on August 16 insist that the show will go on, according to ABC's Local 10 in Miami. 

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