Hip hop mogul Michael (Blue) Williams, head of Family Tree Entertainment, is proposing “Guns for Greatness” in New York City that would allow people to trade in firearms for tickets to an upcoming Beyoncé concert.
The effort has already received a thumbs-up from ministers, prosecutors and even “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon.
“Exceptional work,” Cannon tweeted.
Williams has already raised $75,000 for the initiative and hopes to reach $100,000. He hopes to hand out tickets to Beyoncé’s Barclays Center concert in August for people who join, the Daily News reports.
He is currently awaiting a go-ahead from Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to launch his buyback event at a Brooklyn church on March 23.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said Tuesday that “Guns for Greatness” sounds like a “positive way of encouraging young people to turn in guns.”