The two are collaborating on a charity song to benefit an Orlando charity
Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda are to release a charity song to fundraise for an Orlando charity in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub last month.
Miranda, who wrote and stars in Broadway musical Hamilton, revealed on Monday that he has been working with the pop star on a new song.
“I have a treat for you at noon,” he wrote on Twitter. “A taste of some new music you don’t need tickets to hear.” Lopez also tweeted, describing their collaboration as “something very special”.
Miranda later posted a video of him and Lopez in the studio, confirming that profits from the track, titled ‘Love Make the World Go Round’, will go to an Orlando mental health charity.
According to its website, the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando initiative “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.”
Miranda is due to perform his final Hamilton show on Saturday. The hit Broadway show brought home 11 Tony Awards last month, including Best Musical.
Meanwhile, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas honoured the victims of the Orlando shootings during their show in the Florida city on Saturday night (July 2).
The word “ORLANDO” was spelled out in rainbow letters behind them as they performed, and the names of those killed in the attack were projected onto a screen.