Florida GOP Rep. Blasts Jay Z For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Boycott

July 23, 2013 9:55 a.m.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) isn’t pleased hip-hop icon Jay Z is joining Stevie Wonder’s boycott of Florida in protest of the state’s “stand your ground” law, the Hill reported Tuesday.

“Look, thank god we live in a free country and people can opt to be silly and foolish but that’s a contrast —they go to Cuba and that’s okay,” Diaz-Balart said Tuesday on the Laura Ingraham radio show, referring to Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba with Beyonce earlier this year.

“They hobnob with the regime, that’s okay. But they won’t go to Florida, where we’re free, that’s their choice but I think their priorities are a little bit off,” Diaz-Balart said.

The Rolling Stones, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, have reportedly also joined Wonder’s boycott, according to the Hill.

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