*Even as it seems more and more artists are joining Stevie Wonder and Mary Mary in boycotting Florida in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of shootiong Trayvon Martin because of the state’s “stand your ground” law, Lil Mo is trying her best to discourage others to follow Wonder and Mary Mary’s lead.
“Ever since the verdict, a certain artist is boycotting the state of florida. The fans don’t deserve to be deserted,” Mo wrote via Twitter on Friday.
The legendary Stevie Wonder, who played a part in the Civil Rights Movement, was the first to announce that he’d not return to perform in Florida until the Stand Your Ground laws in the state were repealed. The laws have come under a lot of scrutiny following the George Zimmerman verdict.
However Mo didn’t just discourage other artists from joining in the boycott, she seemed to question Stevie’s resolve; questioning if he’d change his mind if offered enough money to perform there, and even resorted to a potential for trickery before blowing off the idea.
“If the coin was right, would HIS staff accept or deny the gig? And if so how would he know? They could say it’s sumpter, sc or nah?” she wrote.
However, an artists paycheck wasn’t Mo’s only reason for discouraging artists to join the boycott. She reasoned that those who depend on artists for their livelihoods would be hurt by that decision.
“TBH some artists have staff that dedicate their LIFE to that artist so when that artists expires the TEAM outta work. Think abt it b4 u buck,” she advised.
Though she doesn’t support boycotting the state where Trayvon Martin was gunned down, Mo’ suggested an alternative.
“I’m merely stating don’t boycott. Do a benefit concert give the proceed to the family,” said Mo, whose family is conducting its own personal protest this summer.
“My family normally vacations in FLORIDA july 22-aug 2,” she wrote. “BUT, As of today we have reneged and will go to Another state instead.”
Lil Mo also clarified that she wasn’t attacking Stevie Wonder, who she described as “one of the greatest consistent voices in our musical community to date!!”
“Let me go on record by saying ps iLove stevie wonder,” she wrote.