Me and @Lin_Manuel working in studio on something very special... #LMTWGR #LoveMakeTheWorldGoRound #happy4thofJuly pic.twitter.com/9WE7ato00o— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) July 4, 2016
WATCH: Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda record song for Orlando shooting victims
NEW YORK, USA – Jennifer Lopez and Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda – writer and star of the hit musical Hamilton – have recorded a tribute song to benefit victims of Orlando's June 12 nightclub attack.
The two artists both tweeted Monday a behind-the-scenes video of themselves recording "Love Make the World Go Round."
"We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us," raps Miranda in the clip.
Sooo @JLo & yours truly went in on a tune that will benefit https://t.co/ddyoy7e5T8 here's a taste!#LMTWGRpic.twitter.com/5CPJuZsgPL— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 4, 2016
The artists have not yet announced a release date for the song.
On Twitter Miranda said profits from downloads of the track will benefit the Hispanic Federation of Orlando, an organization that opened a fund called Proyecto Somos Orlando (#SomosOrlando) a few hours after the mass shooting. (READ: Hollywood, PH stars pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims)
The project aims to "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."
Both Miranda and Lopez are of Puerto Rican origin. Many of the shooting victims were of that heritage. (WATCH: Stars honor the 49 Orlando shooting victims in moving tribute)
Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 others at the gay nightclub Pulse, a venue popular among Latinos. – Rappler.com