They just reportedly agreed with Wonder that laws giving the benefit of the doubt to people who shoot and kill people might be a bad idea. On top of that, 23 other states have similar laws, so any sort of boycott would be crippling to a touring artist. Today, it’s being reported some places that Jay Z, West, and all the rest are joining Wonder’s boycott, which is a very different thing and also completely unsubstantiated: Yes, Jay attended a rally for Martin over the weekend, but if he or Kanye are actually standing their ground with Wonder, they haven’t said so publicly. Sure enough, Miami TV station WPLG already reports that Jay Z and Timberlake’s planned co-headlining stop at Sun Life Stadium will take place as planned, according to “an executive affiliated with” their “Legends of the Summer” tour . Rihanna isn’t joining the boycott, either, “a source with knowledge of the matter” told the Huffington Post , which also confirmed that the Rolling Stones have no such plans either. Expect more denials and retractions soon. You never know, though: Maybe the publicity around these unsubstantiated reports will cause Jay, West, Timberlake, or other stars to put their money where that source close to Wonder’s camp’s mouth is. watch Kim Kardashian sex tape full
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“He’s just in a different class of artists.” The buzz around “Yeezus” shifted partly because of J. Cole’s new album, “Born Sinner,” released the same day as “Yeezus.” Though it debuted at No. 2, J. Cole’s sales have surpassed West with 478,647 albums sold. It features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Miguel, who appears on the radio hit “Power Trip.” Jay-Z also is responsible for grabbing much of the attention from West. The rapper has been in the spotlight since he announced his new album in a commercial during the NBA Finals a month ago.
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Kanye is typically not one to welcome many interviews in the first place. Due to the choice of Tsarnaev being on the cover of the newest edition, many retailers declined to stock the issue on their shelves, according to Gawker . Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston, denounced the choice in a public statement as well. While it is not unusual for magazine covers to switch their programming around several times before the issue is released, it is interesting how this worked out.