By Jon Wiederhorn
Jennifer Lopez has teamed up with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda to record the song “Love Make the World Go Round,” a tribute to the victims of the shootings at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. Proceeds from the track will benefit the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando, reported Rolling Stone.
On July 4, Lopez and Miranda teased the track by tweeting a video of them working together. “Me and Lin Manuel working in studio on something very special…,” wrote Lopez.
In the clip, Miranda raps: “What we got is love even when the sinners hate us/ We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us/ We sing out, we got the rhythm and the true on our side/ We cut through the divide and we do it with pride/ A generation of innovators enabled to patiently wait for change ’cause change is what they’ve been afraid of/ the malevolence can wait, raise a level of debate, celebrate, elevate.”
While Lopez and Miranda seem to have finished “Love Make the World Go Round” there is no official release date yet for the song. But as soon as it comes out, the money raised from digital sales will provide medical attention and other services to those affected by the shootings.
“The days, weeks, months, and even years following will be a time of healing for our nation, but especially for victims and the families of the victims” Proyecto Somos Orlando posted on their official Web site.” “[We] will address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual. Proyecto will enable care to be delivered to those affected directly in the communities in which they live. Beyond emergency assistance, they will be provided with case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services, among other needs.”