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Here’s An Idea: Trade In Your Guns For Beyonce Tickets

By Word / 02.27.13

Got some guns but no tickets for Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter” tour? Well if you’re in New York, you’re in luck!

According to the New York Daily News, Hip-Hop mogul Michael “Blue” Williams is doing his part to help stop violence in the community by launching “Guns For Greatness,” a gun buyback program that would reward gun-toting New Yorkers with Beyonce concert tickets.

The private-sector program, which differs from the city’s own gun buyback program that rewards owners with $100 per firearm, hopes to “provide young people with an opportunity to receive guidance and inspiration from committed mentors.”

Michael (Blue) Williams, the head of Family Tree Entertainment, has pitched the city’s first private-sector gun buyback program to NYPD brass and is waiting for Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s okay.

“We want to get as many guns off the streets, and if this works, we’d like to support it,” Kelly told the Daily News, adding that the proposal needs more study.

If given the green light, Williams — who has managed the wildly successful careers of OutKast and Cee-Lo Green and has the ear of hip-hop and rap royalty — said he’ll solicit help from none other than Beyoncé.

“The Beyoncé show is coming to Brooklyn; the Jay-Z show is coming to Yankee Stadium. Our goal is to reach out to individuals who are in my industry, in my world and who I have an association with and get their support,” Williams, 43, said Monday.

Tickets are currently sold out for both of the singer’s Barclays shows.



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