Beyonce Ticket Exchange: Guns for Greatness?

Gun violence has been a hot topic especially since the Sandy Hook Massacre that took the lives of 26 people…  And, violence in Chicago has had chronic problems of fatal gun violence.  Michael “Blue” Williams, who’s managed the careers of OutKast and Cee-Lo, is doing his part to take guns off the street through his Guns for Greatness program.  His proposal to the city aims to encourage young people to turn in guns and sign up for mentorships with a wide range of movers and shakers.  He also hopes to hand out tickets to concerts like Beyonce’s upcoming “Mrs. Carter” tour stop at the Barclay’s Center this August in Brooklyn.  “Blue” is waiting for approval from Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to launch at a Brooklyn church on March 23rd.

Williams’ plan is getting from the likes of his celebrity friends, the religious and political communities.  This is the first private-sector buyback program being pitched to the city.  He’s raised about $75,000 for the effort so far.

Williams said he was prompted to do something about gun violence after his business partner, Chris Lighty, co-founder of Violator records, shot himself to death in August. He said his own recent arrest for bringing a gun he had registered in Georgia but not in New York through LaGuardia Airport was also an “eye-opening experience.” See the full story as it develops at


Beyonce has not confirmed participation in this plan… but wouldn’t it be great to see King Bey! Ticket are scarce and expensive…

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See the two pagespread that ran in the NY Daily News…


guns-daily newsPolice Commissioner Ray Kelly is reviewing the plan.

Latoya Henry is the publisher and founder of Haute Giving: The Sexy Side of Philanthropy.
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