Kanye West Arizona Boycott Immigration Law – Like many Americans, the outspoken Kanye West does not support the recent immigration law that was put into place in the state of Arizona, and will be boycotting the law along with a number of other popular musicians who are not in support of the controversial legislation. Other acts that will be taking part in the boycott include Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth, Joe Satriani, and a number of other musicians and bands. The group has been organized by the Rage Against the Machine front man, Zack de la Rocha.
“Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music that they listen to,” said de la Rocha, who has been outspoken about the law since2 the bill was first introduced earlier this year. “We are asking artists the world over to stand with us, and now allow our collective economic power to be used to aid and abet civil and human rights violations that will be caused by Arizona’s odious law.”
The legislation was passed last month, and has been a topic of great controversy. There have been those, such as former presidential candidate John McCain, who have claimed that they are in support of the bill, and others, such as President Barack Obama and Kanye West, who have claimed that they do not support the bill. The bill has been cause for great debate, and the Department of Justice will be examining the wording of the bill in the coming weeks to ensure that it is constitutional.