Gray. Stay or go?
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American R&B and soul singer Macy Gray, who is booked for two concerts in Tel Aviv in February has turned to her fans on her Facebook page and told them that she has been receiving many letters from activists "urging/begging me to boycott by NOT performing in protest of Apartheid against the Palestinians."
According to Gray, "What the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians is disgusting, but I wana go. I gotta lotta fans there. I don't want to cancel on and I don’t know how my NOT going changes anything. What do you think? Stay or go?"
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The post, published three days ago, has received hundreds of comments, some calling on her to call off the gigs and others, from Israeli fans, asking her not to.
On Wednesday night, Gray announced via Twitter that she would be coming to the Tel Aviv after all: "Dear Israel fans. Me and the band will be there in 20 days. Can’t wait. See you then. Peace."
This will be her fourth visit to Israel. The show's production company said in response that they were aware of the letters Gray had been receiving and that the first concert had already been sold out.
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