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The O'Jays' Eddie Levert Joins Stevie Wonder in Refusing to Perform in Florida

Nayr EntertainmentR&B legend Eddie Levert has announced that he will join Stevie Wonder in boycotting the state of Florida following the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

"I, Eddie Levert will not play Florida until they change their gun laws," the O'Jays singer revealed in a Twitter message.  "I'm going to join Mr. Stevie Wonder in his boycott of Florida."

Levert goes on to add, "I'm doing this as a individual because u shouldn't be able to follow, chase, assume, and kill anyone. no matter what color they are."

Levert, who also posted a picture of himself donning a hoodie in Travyon's memory, joins Dionne Warwick and a number of other stars in the Florida boycott.

Wonder announced at a July 14 concert in Quebec City, Canada, that he will not perform in Florida until the state eliminates its "stand your ground" law, legislation that some believe was a factor in Zimmerman's acquittal.

"I decided today that until the stand your ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder said from the stage.  "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."

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