Jennifer Lopez and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for Orlando gay pride anthem
Jennifer Lopez has teamed up with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda for a gay love anthem, in support of victims of the Orlando massacre.
49 people died and more than 50 were injured in the Orlando massacre last month, when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse gay nightclub.
The shooting took place during a Latin night at the club – and the victims were disproportionately LGBT people of Hispanic and Latino heritage.
Following the shooting, two of the biggest Hispanic stars in the US – Jennifer Lopez and musical genuis Lin-Manuel Miranda – have teamed up for a charity single celebrating diversity and gay love in the wake of the massacre.
The pair, who both have Puerto Rican heritage, are recording the track via the Hispanic Foundation. Miranda previously penned a sonnet about the tragedy that he read at the Tony Awards, which took place in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Lopez shared a clip on Twitter, writing: “Me and @Lin_Manuel working in studio on something very special…”
Lin-Manuel Miranda on Twitter
In the clip, Miranda sings: “What we’ve got is love even when the sinners hate us/We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us.
“We sing out, we’ve got the rhythm and the truth 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/malevolence can wait, raise a level of debate, celebrate, elevate.”
Lopez sings: “We’re not staying inside today/they’re not taking our pride away!”