By Annie Reuter
Jennifer Lopez and Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda shared the stage on Today this morning (July 11) for a performance of “Love Make the World Go Round.” The two artists announced their collaboration last week and revealed that all money raised from the song will benefit victims of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub last month.
“We’re not staying inside today / they’re not taking our pride away,” Lopez sings on the Today stage in front of an audience that included 50 f Orlando survivors and family members.
As Lopez sang the song, members of the audience could be seen waving rainbow colored flags as she urged them to hold hands with the person beside them.
“I want everybody right now to take the hand of the person right next to you,” she said. “No matter where they’re from, not matter who they are, spread that love. That’s what we need right now.”
All proceeds from the digital sales of the song will go to the Hispanic Federation for the Somos Orlando Fund, which “will address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual.”