Beyonce sings in Spanish for "Mi Gente" remix for hurricane relief.

Beyoncé Lends Her Voice to a “Mi Gente” Remix to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and More

Beyoncé Lends Her Voice to a “Mi Gente” Remix to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and More

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Sept. 29 2017 1:21 PM

Beyoncé Lends Her Voice to a “Mi Gente” Remix to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and More

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“Lift up your people/ From Texas, Puerto Rico/ Dem islands to Mexico/ Slay.”

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Representatives for Beyoncé have denied that the singer will perform at Tidal’s Brooklyn concert in October, which will benefit nonprofits aiding natural disaster relief in the U.S, Mexico, and more. But Beyoncé, an artist who knows that the element of surprise is on her side, did release a new single for charity, without warning, on Thursday night. Proceeds from the song, a remix of “Mi Gente,” by Colombian singer J Balvin and DJ Willy William, will go toward “hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram.

Beyoncé sings a significant portion of the song in Spanish, as well as some verses about the cause in English: “Lift up your people/ From Texas, Puerto Rico/ Dem islands to Mexico/ Slay.” She has also created a section of her website linking to various disaster relief charities to help those affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico and by hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey, which devastated her hometown of Houston, Texas.

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You can listen to the full remix of “Mi Gente” below: