9:44am PT by Ashley Lee
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez Collaborate on Song to Benefit Orlando Victims
Lin-Manuel Miranda continues to write like he's running out of time, and his latest collaborator is Jennifer Lopez.
The song will benefit the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando initiative, which "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."
Lopez referred to the collaboration on Twitter as "something very special." The Hamilton creator added, "The song exists to put more love in the world. Raise money for those affected by Orlando. And you can dance to it."
Video teasers of the song feature Miranda rapping about peace and love ("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 sings the titular line to ring in the chorus: "We're not staying inside today / they're not taking our pride away."
Check out the previews below:
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