Beyoncé is showing off her Spanish skills for a good cause. The Lemonade artist followed in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi’s hit Despacito remix to collaborate with J Balvin and Willy William for a new version of their song Mi Gente. The 36-year-old announced that her proceeds from the track, which translates to My People, will benefit those affected by the recent natural disasters.
“We’re heartbroken by the hurricanes and earthquakes that have devastated families around the world,” she penned on her website. Attached to a clip of the song on social media, Blue Ivy’s mom stated: “I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands. To help go to Beyonce.com/reliefefforts.”
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Beyoncé sings in both English and Spanish on the new single. Cristiano Ronaldo and his son Cristiano Jr., in addition to Gianluca Vacchi made cameos in the visuals for the track. Blue Ivy Carter, who made her rapping debut on her dad JAY-Z’s 4:44 album earlier this year, also appears to make an appearance. ”Azul, are you with me?" the mom-of-three sings, to which an auto-tuned voice responds, "Oh, yes I am.”
VIEW GALLERY Beyoncé and JAY-Z are raising funds to support relief efforts for those affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment
Beyoncé isn’t the only member of her family helping with relief efforts. JAY-Z's streaming service Tidal will host a benefit concert — TIDAL X: Brooklyn presented by Bacardi — on October 17 to raise awareness and funds for organizations that support relief and recovery for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico. Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Daddy Yankee, A$AP Ferg, Fifth Harmony, Willow Smith, Iggy Azalea and more are set to perform at the charity event.
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